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The future of magazines?

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I can't help but wonder where the still photograph will be in a few years time. The surge of video and moving images is destined to change the way we access and use our images forever.With that in mind, it is always a blessing to have a challenge, and when Mr Tom Gormer of Stylist rang a while back asking for a 'moving cover's the British Synchronised Swimming Team, I wondered how it might be done. No mainstream UK magazine had done this, but luckily, I had shot something similar for a Sensodyne Ad a few months back.Blippar is an App program on your phone that when you hover over a tagged cover, will turn the still into a short film. With a 30 second time limit and the need for a seamless transition, the obvious solution was the Red camera. Trouble is, it really is a video camera that happens to shoot stills and not the other way round.We had 1 hour to shoot this whole project with no rehearsal so my solution was to rig up two Canons, one for the stills and one for the vid…

Olympics thingy

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So the fella holding the torch ran through our town and we all cheered and then went home. No, it was fun and as it should be, it was all about the kids: Still, the thing I am looking forward to most, is seeing my Stylist Olympic cover in action (literally) next Wednesday. New ways, new ways..

Danny DeVito gets his #Trollfoot out for Radio Times | Radio Times

DeVito

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Much fun had on this Danny DeVito shoot a few months back. We took loads of good stuff most of which will never see the light of day. Note the location-that room in the 'King's Speech'.