Over June I covered Robert Smith’s Meltdown Festival at Southbank Centre – directing and producing shoots across the festival to create highlight reels and band interview videos.
It was one of the most intense working weeks I’ve pulled off in a long time, completely fuelled by coffee and adrenaline, but totally worth it. Getting to film upfront during performances of bands such as Deftones, Manic Street Preachers and Mogwai were definite highlights.
I learnt loads of lessons during this project – particularly the need for agility and the importance of hanging around backstage to grab last minute interview opportunities!
Special thanks also needs to go to Philip Jenkins and Ben Smith who provided much needed production support!
Latest piece for the Hayward Gallery gets in and amongst the work of Korean artist Lee Bul, where beauty and horror collide.
A new film I produced to accompany the Andreas Gursky exhibition at the Hayward Gallery. This exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the Hayward and re-opens the gallery after two years of refurbishment.
Welcome back Hayward!
“Driven by an interest and insight into ‘the way that the world is constituted’, as well as what he describes as ‘the pure joy of seeing’, Gursky makes photographs that are not just depictions of places or situations, but reflections on the nature of image-making and the limits of human perception. Often taken from a high vantage point, these images make use of a ‘democratic’ perspective that gives equal importance to all elements of his highly detailed scenes.”
This retroyspective exhibition spans Gursky’s entire career and features over 60 of his prints. These works are also absolutely huge and have to be seen in the flesh to truly appreciate them.
Here’s the first film in a new series I’m making for the Southbank Centre called BOOK CLUB – inviting writers, artists and performers to share the books which matter to them.
First to take us on a tour of his extensive book shelves is the novelist and screenwriter William Boyd.
In William Boyd’s Book Club the author talks us through some of the ‘over 10,000’ books that occupy the shelves of his London home, from the miniscule Victorian Thumb Dictionary, to the more contemporary novels of David Szalay and Evie Wyld.