Capturing images on film is not a world apart from the art of creating a painting; a stunning series of images come together when the composition, action and lighting are perfectly aligned, except that on film everything is constantly moving and changing. There are many genres and styles of filmmaking, however I chose to specialise in commercials that command an exquisitely beautiful ’look’. For many years I worked on car commercials where the attention to lighting and detail is paramount, and more recently I extended my expertise into the very challenging art of underwater filming. Those who know me well will say that I have always had two passions in my life, motorbikes and water.
I have always been a purist and whilst I love the fact that Photoshop and it’s equivalents for manipulating moving images can make the impossible appear possible, I have always strived to capture things on film. This is because of my training, but also due to the fact that water and liquids are one of the few areas where CGI (computer graphics) still strive to emulate the reality of what can be captured on film and there are only a handful of CGI artists in the world with the skill to recreate real liquid.