BIOGRAPHY

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phil_airvan1

About
I’m a British-born Cinematographer with a passion for storytelling through fantastic lighting. With around 20 years of experience in all aspects of photography and television, my passion is stronger than ever.

Starting out in film photography back in the 90’s, I began working in television at the BBC Elstree drama camera unit making Holby City.

Working as a location lighting cameraman and director for over a decade has meant gaining a huge knowledge of lighting and storytelling. I was travelling the world making TV programs for around 10 years, working for all the major broadcasters such as Discovery and the BBC. I would be working with Oscar and Bafta-winning crews on high-end serial drama one month and then on shows such as Ramsey’s kitchen nightmares and Dr Who the next. 

Having bought my first film camera at age 13 it was a couple of years and some chance meetings before I knew for sure that the camera would be the tool of choice for a journey that would consume his entire life and take me around the world. By 17 I had discovered photographic printing at college and was shooting most days. I knew then photography would play a big part in my life.

After leaving television I concentrated on my photography and working as a cinematographer and director of photography in commercial video production. I am equally at home lighting a large studio set as I am hanging out of a plane filming in Colorado.

I have a passion for great lighting and especially love stop-motion animation.

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