A THOUSAND WORDS - Alex Waterhouse-Hayward's blog on pictures, plants, politics and whatever else is on his mind.


Frida Bertrani & Ross Weber's No More Monkeys Jumpin' On The Bed
Friday, May 04, 2007

I had been looking for this photograph for a long time but I could not remember either the name of the movie or the director. So the photo lay buried in my files since I took it in September 2000. I had been assigned then to take a picture for the cover of the Straight (one of those now rare photographic covers) and the instructions were to make the picture look gritty like the movie.

It is no accident that the man (or woman) in charge of the camera work during the making of a movie is called the director of photography. When I met up with director Ross Weber and his cast of 6 actors at house in East Vancouver I felt a bit like a director of photography. I had fun arranging the actors in my frame.

Taking pictures of more than three people is very much like taking pictures of a rock band, which is no different from snapping one's family. I use the same technique to photograph a group of lawyer. The secret is to place the persons, one at at time in your location of choice. In this case it was a bed.

It was very difficult not to notice Frida Bertrani as seen here in the centre of the photo so I had to place director Ross Weber in the front to give him a better chance to stand out.

With digital cameras (the very expensive one) only now being able to expose at the extremely fast ISO (light sensitivity) of 3200 it is interesting to not that back in 2000 Ilford's Delta 3200 was a cutting edge film for medium format cameras like mine.


Previous Posts
Nina Gouveia - Mano A Mano

A Rose, A Bathtub & Sir Isaac Newton's Third Law ...

Rosemary's Exclusive Talent

The Name Of A Rose

Rosa 'Agnes' , John Tuytle & The VanDusen Plant Sa...

Men Dancing

Mstislav Rostropovich - Slava- Glory No More

Adrian du Plessis - Investigator

David Radler -John Cruickshank & Brian Evans Sing...

Susan Fiedler - A Face

January 2006

February 2006

March 2006

April 2006

May 2006

June 2006

July 2006

August 2006

September 2006

October 2006

November 2006

December 2006

January 2007

February 2007

March 2007

April 2007

May 2007

June 2007

July 2007

August 2007

September 2007

October 2007

November 2007

December 2007

January 2008

February 2008

March 2008

April 2008

May 2008

June 2008

July 2008

August 2008

September 2008

October 2008

November 2008

December 2008

January 2009

February 2009

March 2009

April 2009

May 2009

June 2009

July 2009

August 2009

September 2009

October 2009

November 2009

December 2009

January 2010

February 2010

March 2010