Video Journalist. London… after all the heartache and tragedy recently, thought it was good to post this again. Not my video, but something I shared a few years ago. Simple, powerful. All filmed from a London bus.
Camera assistant, getting the hang of it. It’s really hard to get good staff these days, although I think I’m sorted now. He works hard, never answers back and is happy to be paid in eucalyptus leaves.
Billy Connolly finally gets a Knighthood. Arise Sir Billy. I’ve photographed him a fair few times over the years, and although press photographers generally aren’t at the top of his Christmas card list, I’ve always found him pleasant enough to deal with.
One of the last times I photographed him, my wife was part of an informal competition to get the best pic of a celebrity saying Shhhhh. This was to promote an upcoming musical. Billy was more than happy to help out, and yes we did win the competition.
Posters or popup displays in the background can be a nuisance for PR photographers. We’ve all fallen foul of the over zealous PR who insists on having 47 popups because their clients wants them in shot. Trust me on this, over branding only does one thing, ensure an editor spikes the pics out of hand. Subtlety is the key here, subtle branding, don’t overdo it… Trust me on this one.. ;)
Anyway, I’m doing pics for the upcoming Transplant Games, what is in the background but a huge popup… Hold on says I, that’s my pic, we’ll maybe just leave it.
Nice to see the pics getting out there in the wild… ;)