24 Hours in the Life of Rick Nunn
I was approached earlier this year by Gather.ly & Canon to be part of a new project. They wanted me to produce some images with a behind the scenes video. They gave me a brief “24Hrs with your DSLR”, a small budget & access to some of their amazing kit — the rest was up to me.
First thing I did was get in touch with my good friend Gavin Strange (aka Jam Factory), like me he is one of those multi-disciplined creatives & dabbles in film making. If you haven’t seen his ICARUS_13 film then you’re missing out. We talked over a few ideas & decided that keeping it simple & striking was the way forward.
My challenge was set in London, the city I love to hate, & I had a few locations in mind straight away. Now I just needed someone to shoot — I’ve worked with Mode a few times in the past & they’ve always been great, so I called them up & talked them through the brief. They were thrilled to be involved and supplied a great model & MUA, Annie & Tashan.
On the day of the shoot not everything went smoothly, it rarely ever does. Due to some delays we lost some of best light but that never stands in my way, I make my own light! And I am very happy with my images — using Canon’s 85mm 1.2 was an absolute pleasure!
So happy with this video that Gav made, I knew he’d nail it for me!
The Launch & Exhibition
Two other fantastic photographers were also involved in the project, Phoebe Cheong & Lee Kirby. Check out their work because it’s unreal. Really happy to be able call these guys friends now. Gather.ly put on a great event last night to show off our work. It was at Allpress in Shoreditch and so many people turned up that they were literally spilling out into the street.
Just before the videos were played the Gatherly guys pulled me up in front of everyone & got me to do a bit of an intro. Man I hate public speaking — but I think I did okay.
Big thanks to everyone that came, special thanks to Rik at Ripe Digital for printing me up some promo cards with no notice at all! Finally I just want to say thanks again to the whole Gather.ly team, especially Holly & Ben. Those guys rule!
I can’t wait to get involved with the next thing!