Director of Photography
Television. Film. IMAX.
Award-winning film maker in factual television & film. Three-time BAFTA nominated with an extensive body of work across the specialist factual genre from television to IMAX.
Robert is an experienced visual craftsman marrying the artistic with the technical; advancing the technical aspects of film making based on a solid knowledge and passion for light. Particular experience in areas of specialist photography including timelapse, slow motion, macro and motion-control.
Robert’s television work includes: Conquest of the Skies with David Attenborough (Sky & IMAX); Hidden Kingdoms (BBC); The Queens Garden (ITV); Kingdom of Plants 3D with David Attenborough (Sky & IMAX) & Mysteries of the Unseen World (IMAX). Garnering three BAFTA nominations for director of photography & specialist photography for Conquest of the Skies, Kingdom of Plants and Micro Monsters 3D.
Allied to this is a lifetime of travel and exploration from city streets to the isolation of the polar regions. Originally a Biologist; with a background as a professional photographer for ten years. Represented by Alamy & Getty, his work sells globally.
Conquest of the Skies (Sky 3D & IMAX). Hidden Kingdoms (BBC). Queens Garden (ITV). Kingdom of Plants (Sky 3D). Galapagos 3D (Sky & IMAX). Micro Monsters 3D (Sky). Inside the Commons (BBC).
5 weeks travelling to the some of the most inaccessible parts of the Galapagos Islands to shoot them as never before, in 3D with David Attenborough. I was the timelapse unit shooting landscapes and plant growth sequences in stereo.
Documenting the progress of 8 women from 8 Commonwealth Countries under the guidance of explorer Felicity Aston as they walk across the continent and into the record books.
Location filming of insects in 3D for Micro Monsters
Two weeks filming in the exclusion zone of Chernobyl for STV / National Geographic. Exclusive access for an adventure-lead natural history & science programme. I was lead DOP.
Location stereo timelapses for Hidden Kingdoms / Tiny Giants 3D (BBC). It was all about the milkyway and timelapse cacti for two weeks in the remote Arizonan dessert.
Filming fireflies in live action and timelapse with Helen Czerski for In Search of Colour (BBC)
Location filming of insects in 3D for Micro Monsters with David Attenborough
Capturing polar bears in the wild for my stills library
Capturing the northern lights in the Lyngden Alps in northern Norway for my stills library
Second Unit DOP on 'Bachelor Games' feature film. Shooting in remote Argentina.
Training expedition for the Call of the White documentary and expedition lead by Felicity Aston.
A year filming on location at Buckingham Palace in the heart of London for ITV's series, The Queen's Garden. My main role was shooting timelapses and seasonal changes in the gardens across the seasons in 2014. Additionally I shot some long lens wildlife sequences.
With considerable international experience both in hot and cold climates, Robert is used to life on the road. Current iVisa for the USA.
Three-times BAFTA nominated for photography and special effects in factual documentary films. GTC and IVCA award-winning.