The aim is to make you forget you're watching a film. To immerse you, through the images, into another persons life, feelings and world entirely.
I am an impassioned Cinematographer with over a decade of professional experience across a range of projects including feature films, high end tv dramas, commercials and music promos, having gained my MA in Cinematography via the National Film and Television School under the tutelage of Brian Tufano BSC and Sean Bobbitt BSC.
Recent projects include 'Band of Spies', an 8 part high end tv drama for Paramount+ produced by Ananey and Archery Pictures, 'Irvine Welsh 's Crime' Series 1 and 2, a high end tv drama staring Dougray Scott, Joanna Vanderham, Jamie Sives, Angela Griffen and Ken Stott , directed by David Blair and Trygve Allister Diesen, and produced by Bucaneer Media.
'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' is a film collaboration with the National Theatre Of Scotland directed by Hope Dickson Leach and produced by Wendy Griffin, screened as a Sky Arts Production. This was a full feature film shot live and streamed to audiences around the country in real time.
Other recent work includes 'Calamity James' a short comedy based on the legendary Beano character for the BBC, staring Mark Bonnar and Dylan Blore directed by Louis Paxton, and 'Tummy Monster' an ultra low budget dark comedic horror directed by Ciaran Lyons screening in competition at Glasgow Film Festival 24'.
'A Banquet', is a psychological horror directed by Ruth Paxton, and staring Sienna Guillory, Jessica Alexander, Ruby Stokes and Lindsay Duncan, and produced by Hanway Films/Tea Shop Productions.
I've aslo built a fruitful relationship with Scottish Ballet resulting in many hybrid feature length film/theatre productions during lockdown including 'Secret Theatre', 'Dive', 'Odyssey' and 'Starstruck'. Music promos for artists Biffy Clyro, Chvrches, Belle & Sebastian, Ninth Wave and Creeper. And adverts for Google Earth, The Glenrothes, Highland Park, Oxo, and Boursin.
I shot MAKE ME UP in 2018 for astounding visual artist Rachel Maclean and commissioned by BBC Scotland. Our previous work together has been in competition at the Venice Biennale 2017 (Spite Your Face) installed at Tate Britain (It’s What’s Inside That Counts) and on tour for the British Art Show (Feed Me.)
My collaboration with celebrated artist Henry Coombes began in 2010 on installations and experimental short films, exhibited globally. SEAT IN SHADOW was our first dramatic feature, premiering at the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2017 and nominated for the Michael Powell award for Best British Feature Film.
UNDERCLIFFE, directed by Lisa Mulcahy, and produced by Emilie Jouffroy and Alexandra Breede for Open Palm Films, was shot and completed in 2017.
Amongst many commercial ventures, I’ve worked with BAFTA award-winning director James W. Griffiths on a project for Google Earth Outreach and Indy8, which took us to the Tanzania jungle to film chimpanzees in their habitat. Plus another award-winning multimedia work for Google, creating an interactive social night-view in Marseille.
I’ve grown considerably from collaborations with thoughtful, dynamic directors. The confidence gained, shaping my approach as an instinctive and individual DoP. I take pride in offering innovative ways to visually dramatize scripts and coax simple, elegant results, that compliment and heighten the director’s vision.
I’m dedicated to storytelling, and working with the image and my creative partners to make meaningful work.