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Navy Submarine shoot, how we did it

Jun 9th 2010 | 0 COMMENTS

As I mentioned in the introduction to this post a short while ago, “What do you do?” my commission to shoot Royal Navy recruitment advertisements for Y&R Rainey Kelly was far and away the most complicated shoot I have ever done. There were 6 print ads that we shot all over the UK starting on the Isle of Skye in Scotland and including the beaches of Cornwall, the bridge of the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal in Portsmouth and finishing on the canals of Camden in London. In this post I am going to show how we took the ‘Navy Sub’ from a line drawing to a finished ad.

On paper the ideas were overwhelming. 6 print ads that would appear in mens magazines over several months. Each advertisement included multiple scenarios representing real life situations that you might ...

“What do you do?”- Anatomy of a shoot for the Royal Navy

May 9th 2010 | 0 COMMENTS

I’ve been going through a lot of old work recently as 2009 was a bit of a milestone, 20 years of taking photographs.

Whilst filing away old boxes of negatives and contact sheets (film and yee olde proofs before computers took over) I came accross the monster that was my shoot for the ...

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