Katie Burnside and Sam O'Leary
My 'proper job' is as creative director of a specialist contemporary circus production company. Here are a few 'behind scenes' moments from my work at Acrobat Productions.
Moments from various TV Commercials, Movies, and live events in Toronto, Prague, Beijing, Mumbai, New Delhi, London, Muscat & Bangkok.
Photoshop play/experimentation with Katie, Sam, Lilli, Katharine, Chipperfield Common and Shanghai.
Tina Clay: Shot at a campsite on the banks of Lake Windermere while on a road trip to the Edinburgh Festival. Shot outside in broad daylight using off camera flash and a high aperture to turn the background Black.
Rachael Price: Shot in her flat with natural light from window.
Lilli Muehleisen: Portrait at Mill Yard Collective.. my first attempt at studio photography.
Dan Thomas: Standing in for Lilli while I try out settings.
Michele Laine: Quick Guerilla photo in front of a huge Softbox on set while shooting a TV Commercial for Sony in Prague.
Katharine Arnold: Make Up prep on set for a Magazine shoot for Alexander McQueen.
Louise Gibb: Quick lighting/make up test during my second studio photoshoot. Single Speedlight with shoot through umberella and reflector.
Dan Thomas: Another stolen moment on set in Prague during the Sony TV Commercial Shoot.
Simon Peevers: Natural light, Bordeira, Portugal.
Sam O'Leary: Natural light. My nephew, derelict factory, Halifax, West Yorkshire.
Siobhan Johntone: Dressing room, Hackney Empire, London.
Pig: Herefordshire. Burj Kalifa: Dubai, Antlers & Skulls: Wyoming, USA. Sun Fish: Portugal (It's over 2m long). Cat & Mouse: Lisbon, Portugal. Frozen: Chipperfield, Hertfordshire. Mirror Lake: Yosemite National Park, USA. Angel of the North: Gateshead. Apartments: View from hotel room at Midnight, Shanghai, China. Woodland: Ashridge, Hertfordshire. Coyote: Yellowstone National Park, USA. Canal: Grand Union Canal, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire. Bridge: North Wales. Boats: Sandbanks, Dorset. Harbour Lights: Swanage, Dorset. Snow: Grand Union Canal, Watford. Fish: Lisbon, Portugal.
Guerilla video shoot with the talented Nathan & Isis, currently touring with Cirque Du Soleil. Shot at just down the road at Pitstone Windmill, Hertfordshire (Britain’s Oldest Windmill).
Selection of images from shows and events including Festival Mondial Du Cirque De Demain, Paris.
Ever tried to be in 3 places at once? Friends Dan & Lilli’s wedding in Dollerup, Germany, 23rd July 2016. Hand held run-n-gun shoot with a bit of drone & mobile phone footage thrown in.