It was so much fun shooting Nick Clifford after his stage cave course with Mauro Bordignon, Cave World. We had over 200,000 lumens of light to play with in some absolutely beautiful cave off the beaten path!! Hope to see you soon Nick, you did a great job for your first shoot!
Cenote Carwash was back to it’s more normal self after a lot of heavy rain made it rather tannic! This was an excellent opportunity to play around with and test some sequence ideas. Very excited to begin to shoot some safety orientated short films with Mauro, Cave World.
I am very excited to kick off my new collaboration with Mauro Bordignon and his company cave world with this moody dark short compilation of a spectacular dive playing with the reflections in this cave system.
Here is the OFFICIAL trailer for “A Peace Within” – Out of Darkness into Light.
Philip Gray was dubbed ‘extreme artist’ after a number of expeditions he undertook to paint. He has travelled far and wide to places like Everest, Antartica and deep into the Borneo Rainforest just to name a few locations!
Last month he came here to Quintana Roo in Mexico with aims of capturing the Cenotes by painting UNDER WATER. This was not the first time he has painted under water and the Cenotes proved a different beast all together, even when compared to painting under an Ice Berg or with the Tiger Sharks of the Bahamas.
Meticulous logistical planning was undergone by ProTec DiveCenter to ensure that painting in the overhead environment was both safe and the conservation of the Cenotes was paramount. Over the week he was with us he produced several beautiful Canvas’ truly capturing the beauty of The Pit, Calavera (Temple of Doom), Casa Cenote and Cenote Carwash!
This trailer will be distributed throughout DeMontfort Fine Art Official galleries across the UK and Cruise Ships to launch his new collection “A Peace Within”.
It has been an absolute pleasure to have had the opportunity to shoot and produce this project, something so far removed from anything else I have undertaken. It’s been a challenge, an invaluable experience and most of all A LOT of FUN!
The last, but by NO means least canvas of Philip‘s collection.
Today we went to Carwash, between the misty skeleton trees into the twilight zone to paint. I ADORE carwash, it’s not the first shoot I have done here and it certainly won’t be the last. I love sinking through the cloud layer to a scenery below that looks like something straight out of a fairy tale.
I will now be focusing of editing a documentary together for the foreseeable. Stay tuned!!
It was incredible capturing the painting coming to life , also seeing the teams careful planning and preparation coming together! The day has been long day but massively rewarding, fun and an invaluable filming experience. This is the first of a series of underwater oil painting Philip is creating!
Very grateful to be involved!
Enjoy a short film from day one giving you an insight into Philip Gray’s world of ‘Extreme Art’
We went out for the first time to film as a team on a stage dive at Ponderosa on the River Run line. Rob and Patrick took on the roles of models and Toro and I teamed up as film and lighting crew. It was great to work with someone doing my lighting and also acting as my safety diver. For a first time I think we got some awesome shots, it’s not as easy as it looks! I am very happy with the result!
Underwater film and editing by Katy Fraser
Land film and lighting by Toro