Breathing easier behind the camera

As a photographer that wears glasses I have to admit to struggling a bit when wearing a face mask to shoot, especially indoors where the combination of a warm environment and a hectic schedule conspire to steam up both my glasses and the viewfinder.

Catching up with an old school friend on LinkedIn led to me seeing one of his posts about a face mask produced by Renz which I thought might help with the situation mentioned above. So after he sent me a couple of samples I thought I would give the new mask a try.

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I found it pretty comfortable to wear and the shape of the mask allowed me to hold the camera to my eye freely without any problems or steaming up of the viewfinder. I was working outside but similar tests inside also proved to be far more comfortable than wearing a cloth face covering. Not the best look in the world but it certainly worked for me, not to mention the fact that it also makes it easier to communicate with your subject.

The masks come with two shields and two cords in the packaging below.

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It would be interesting to see what people think, especially those of us that wear glasses.

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Thanks to my assistant Jack Mather for the BTS pictures taken of me in action.

Behind the scenes in Lockdown

Working on a Covid-Safe production during lockdown brought about certain challenges, most notably seeing through the viewfinder clearly as my glasses began to steam up whilst wearing a mask for 3 days straight on set.

I was asked to shoot production stills and some behind the scenes video for an independent short film production on "Phantoms" - a phycological horror short directed by Alex Kavanagh based around a phantom pregnancy.

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Below are a selection of images taken on set during the production earlier this summer in a variety of locations around West London.

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More details about the film can be found on the Phantoms Indigogo funding page or visit the film's instagram page for further updates and release date.

NHS Estates - The Case for Investment

Reflecting on previous projects post - Covid and finally seeing some of that work come to fruition can seem strange when we are still living in a very different landscape where social distancing is the norm.

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However, the project I photographed last summer for NHS England has now been finished and if anything recent events have strengthened the case for investment in the NHS primary care estate which was the reason for this commission from NHS England.

Working together with designer Antony Harrington from Studio Metier we visited sites across the country to document recent projects funded by the Estates and Technology Transformation Fund (ETTF) to highlight the successes and strengthen the investment case going forward.

Some examples of the spreads can be found below.

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Lately....

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