BIOGRAPHY

so who is this guy?

phil_airvan1
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About
I’m a British-born “Lens Monkey” happy working in both photography and video. I work globally, however, I am currently based in England. 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.

Starting out in stills as a film photographer back in the 90’s and eventually working in television as a location lighting cameraman and director for over a decade has meant gaining a huge knowledge of lighting and story telling. I was traveling the world making TV programs for around 10 years, working for all the major broadcasters such as Discovery and the BBC. Working alongside Oscar-winning crew members on high-end serial drama one week, to shows such as Ramsey’s kitchen nightmares, Top Gear, and Dr Who then next.

I have worked on assignment all over the world and have experience of setting up and shooting in many countries including multiple┬átrips to Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Monaco, Belguim, Australia and Tasmania, India, Middle East, and more trips to the USA than I care to remember totally over three years on location in the States alone. Despite the extensive experience and so many years of field work, I still feel I’m only just beginning my journey…and I’m still not sure where I am going. All I do know is its 30 years later and I still have a camera in my hand and I’m still going!

Phil m

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