Michael Brydon - Freelance Photographer, Retoucher and Videographer - Hove


Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Promo Shoot - Stepping Out Theatre

Jessica Daley, Nick Hayes (both in full costume) and I took a cab to a top secret location on this lovely summers day and just started shooting straight away. These 2 are such pros, I was boiling hot in shorts and T-shirt, I can only imagine how they must have felt under all that heavy clothing. But they didn’t let it show once, they just got on with the job. I knew after the first set that we were onto something very good. The bird of prey that appeared out of nowhere and flew into shot just really set the tone for the day. Yes, that was actually there, no photoshop trickery involved! We did about 10 different set ups and during the last round a Husky Puppy ran up and jumped into Jessica's lap! We’d achieved way more than I could have dreamed of, the invasion of our little four legged friend was a signal to call it a day. I packed up the kit with a very big smile on my face and I couldn’t wait to get back and start the edit. I’m really excited about shooting the performance next week.

Michael Brydon