Julian Calverley: London Philharmonic Orchestra
“They were looking for drama,” says Julian Calverley.
No doubt the London Philharmonic Orchestra found it when their agency, Chaos Design, commissioned Julian to shoot their recent ad campaign.
Known in part for the moody style of his photography—threatening skies, theatrical landscapes and more—Julian was the perfect choice to shoot the giants of the orchestra in front of London’s iconic landmarks.
People and places were shot separately—only a half-day was allotted for the musicians, while the locations were done in three long days, from sunup to sundown. “The landscape images were actually three frames stitched together,” says Julian, who used an ALPA 12 STC with ALPA HR Alpagon 4.0/40mm and IQ180 MFDB. The STC allows an integrated shift of the camera back, so the lens remains precisely in place, avoiding any distortion. Once the agency had paired artist with area, Julian finished the images himself in postproduction.
“It was incredibly exciting to shoot in London,” says Julian. “It’s an exciting, buzzing place. It was intense—and a bit of an adventure.”
A beautiful animation for a beautiful song..
Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused To Sing
Lochan Urr at dawn, Glen Etive - Scotland - December 2013
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I’ve decided to collect my ongoing landscape ‘behind the scenes’ images on a VSCO Grid.
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Rum from Eigg.
A solitary ‘behind the scenes’ moment from my recent trip to the Isle of Eigg.
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Recent commission for the London Philharmonic Orchestra, for use across a variety of media.
Edition Prints portfolio - Isle of Harris
My trusty Nikon F2A & 35mm ƒ1.4 Nikkor - Built in 1977.
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Recent work for Aston Martin - The V12 Vanquish, photographed at Millbrook Proving Ground.
More of what I got up to last week, in Glen Orchy, Glen Etive and Loch Tulla, in the Scottish Highlands.
Included are a few behind the scenes pictures for those that are interested.
iPhoneonly - Just back from a rewarding week shooting personal work, in the Glen Orchy and Glen Etive area of the Scottish Highlands.
These iPhone images give a hint at what I got up to, armed with the ALPA 12 STC & IQ180 combo.
#iPhoneonly - A wonderfully wet and windy Bridge of Orchy. My home for the next week.
The Houses of Parliament & Westminster Bridge, London - 2013
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The Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris - Winter 2012