As an avid music lover back in the Seventies I used to daydream in school either about becoming a musician, or alternatively, photographing and designing Album covers like my heroes Aubrey "Po" Powell and Storm Thorgerson of Hipgnosis. From Pink Floyd to Peter Gabriel, Led Zeppelin to Black Sabbath, Paul McCartney and Wings, 10cc, Yes, XTC, UFO and so many others, it was PO's iconic photography that was the primary inspiration that led to me pursuing a creative path in life.
I may have taken the long way home, but recently, I've been fortunate enough to realise a lifetime's ambition and work with Aubrey on some exciting projects including the video above, a Promo for the incredible Daring To Dream - 50 Years of Hipgnosis Exhibition showing from 29th September until the Eleventh of November 2018 at Browse Gallery, Bergmannstraße, 5 Berlin.
If you like the video above, be sure to tune into some of the upcoming Gone Shootin Episodes on Amazon Prime Video to see what else we've been up to.
Principal Photography by Ricky Fleming
Additional Photography by John G Moore
Edited + Produced by John G Moore
Executive Producer - Aubrey Powell
PHOTOGRAPHY TECHNICAL INFORMATION
2 x Sony A7R3 Cameras.
24-70 f/2.8 G Master Lens.
16-35 f/2.8 G Master lens.
Zhiyun Crane II.
GS Proline T1 Tripod with N1 Ballhead.
Interfit Studio Essentials LED Panels.
Shot on Sandisk Extreme Pro Storage.
Edited on a Lenovo P70 Xeon Mobile Workstation.
I'd like to thank James Loader fromfor all his help and support at the initial shoot with PO at SONY Records in London. If not for that going so well, then this amazing journey may not have progressed.