Going Back

This was a Phil Collins shoot in a Geneva based recording studio for his latest retrospective album called appropriately ‘Going Back” I was the second operator on this shoot to Brett Turnbill who was the Director of Photography. We used some beautiful old Russian Lomo anamorphic zooms which had a maximum stop of about T6.2 which meant we needed a LOT of light on the shoot. I nicknamed the shoot “Going Black!”, which as you can imagine required some big lamps and a bit of grading!  Thanks to Paul Burns for bringing that **** load of light and allowing us both to put some lights into shot to flare deliberately in a very beautiful analogue and unpredictable way on those old lenses for the number ‘Heatwave’ ! Here is a link to a mini documentary about the whole making of this album:

Making of ‘Going Back’