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TRAILER “A Peace Within” – Out of Darkness into Light


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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!

Filmed and edited by Katy Fraser
Logistics/Safety diver Jaime De La Puerta Salazar
Logistics ProTec DiveCenter
Lighting Tamara Lelani May
Safety diver/lighting Skanda Cophield
Music Bassline Drift

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Philip Gray – Cenote Carwash ‘Extreme Art’


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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!!

Filmed and edited by Katy Fraser
Lighting by Tamara Lelani May
Safety diver and logistics Jaime De La Puerta
Music by ill.Gates

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Philip Gray – Casa Cenote ‘Extreme Art’


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Tempted to say my favourite of the shoot so far! The diversity of the cenotes here is just incredible! Today we headed to Casa Cenote and in Philip‘s words “the light beams are almost biblical”. To be honest this is such an aesthetic dive site and providing conditions are right as it’s connects straight into the ocean it really is hard to take a bad shot!

Filmed and edited by Katy Fraser
Lighting by Tamara Lelani May
Safety diver and logistics by Jaime De La Puerta Salazar
Music by WOLF-e-WOLF

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Philip Gray – Calavera ‘Extreme Art’


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We shot at Calavera  for the third canvas in the collection, otherwise know as the ‘Temple of Doom”. This was a more challenging shoot as the painting sat in the halo-cline and so a lot of the shots were hard to focus. The visibility wasn’t at it’s best and the beams not at their brightest. These things happen when your shooting on location and have no control over the elements and nature. Only two paintings left, and Philip has chosen Carwash and Casa Cenote. 


Filmed and edited by Katy Fraser
Lighting by Tamara Lelani May
Safety diver/logistics Jaime De La Puerta Salazar
Music by Zebbler Encanti Experience

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Philip Gray – Pit II ‘Extreme Art’


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We went back to ‘The Pit’ today for Philip‘s second canvas of the collection and to experiment with some different paint application techniques. Another beautiful painting emerged from the depths boasting a particularly spectacular perspective of the Pit.

Up bright and early tomorrow for a change of site for Shoot III – Canvas III.


Filmed and edited by Katy Fraser
Lighting by Tamara Lelani May
Music by Zebbler Encanti Experience
Safety Divers Jaime De La Puerta Salazar & Skanda Cophield

 

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Philip Gray – Pit I ‘Extreme Art’


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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’

 

Filmed and edited by Katy Fraser
Lighting by Tamara Lelani May
Logisitics/safety diver Jaime De La Puerta Salazar