Back in early February, two shoots that I have been a long time in the planning fell into place.I had met Benedict 3 to 4 years ago and had wanted to work with him but looking back through my email trail I realised how the rise of his career had meant missing the opportunity several times.
the last time I contacted Benedict he was about to leave to film in Malaysia playing Kublai Khan in the Netflix drama Marco Polo for 5 months,and until we made contact again he has become a Marvel superhero and top British science fiction actor starring in Prometheus, The Martian, Black Mirror and Phillip K Dick’s Electric Dreams.When I met up with fellow new dad Benedict we discussed the familiar Theme of the That’s Not My … baby books and the exciting news that he was about to fly out to America to begin filming on the first new Ang Lee movie in 5 years.We created some really pleasing imagery in the studio and on location to promote the announcement of his exciting new role.
working with an actor like Benedict was a joy,the small changes of expression that you cant always appreciate at the time especially shooting outside in the cold show a depth of emotion.
Later that month I would be in the studio and out on Location with Bluetones frontman and solo artist Mark Morriss.
I knew Mark was coming to shoot sharply dressed and wanted to created a bold set to compliment this.
While shooting in one my favourites part of east London, we came across a Coach Garage that made a great backdrop filled with many 1950s British classic cars in need of a little TLC and had not seen the open road for a long time.