Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Fake moustaches for the BBC

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There’s nothing like looking through your lens at the beautiful Hannah Fry: long amber hair blowing back, blue eyes staring dangerously down your lens, a cheeky wink in her eye and a massive moustache blocking her face…

I’m a big believer that work should be fun. Particularly photoshoots. There’s no point in putting people in front of a camera – where almost everyone feels awkward – without making an effort to relax them. It’s even better if they can enjoy the experience. So I get the music playing, enjoy myself and do my best to share that feeling with my subjects. If people feel at home and relaxed we make the best images.

I photographed Hannah Fry and Adam Rutherford for their new BBC Radio 4 programme The Curious Case of Rutherford and Fry. Two exceptionally fun presenters turned up to the studio and we proceeded to laugh almost non-stop for an hour. This was improved even more by the programme’s producer bringing a selection of detective inspired props to the shoot. Playing around with detective props was excellent, Hannah made silly expressions extra big through the magnifying glass, Adam did his best Robert De Niro impressions and looked very dandy with a pipe, and everyone in the studio couldn’t stop laughing at the resulting pictures popping up on the computer screen.

Their programme is great, I thoroughly recommend checking it out: LINK

Thanks to The BBC for commissioning the awesome shoot and the Hannah and Adam for being so much fun to photograph.

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry
The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry
The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry

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