Thanks for checking out my site. I'm a freelance photographer currently based in London, England. I specialise in creating film and television publicity still images.
You'll love having me on your set because of my adherence to on-set protocols, and my ability to capture great images without interrupting the flow of your shoot.
My passion for photography was born though shooting live bands back in Brisbane, a less famous Australian state capital city. The joy of capturing performance has driven me throughout my photography career. I've photographed for Rolling Stone Magazine and been published in publications including Fasterlouder, Rave Magazine and Drum Media, The Economist and In Film.
I've also shot for internationally recognisable brands such as the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences (The Academy), Lionsgate, Starz Entertainment, Freeform TV, American Broadcasting Channel (ABC), the BBC, The Discovery Channel, Channel 4, Sky HD, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (The ABC), Estée Lauder.
I know that being on set photographer is the role for me. I love to convey in my photos the emotion, ideas and the narrative created by cast and crew. I see my role as being to create images that will fill the production's press packs and draw the world's attention to your project.
For the most up to date list of what I've been working on and gallery links for each project see my Projects Page.
If you've got a great script, talented actors and crew then I'm very keen to work with you.
I love my role as unit stills photographer. What I don’t love is the fact that there is very little information available on this important craft in film making. There are no specialised courses and little other available information sources, until now!
Here is a collection of my articles about how a photographer can make the most of every moment they spend on a film set.
Tech Talk Articles by Angus Young
TT 01 Why you need to have a stills photographer on a film shoot
TT 02 5 crucial on set relationships for a Production Stills Photographer
Rico Torres Blog Seriesof articles giving insight into Rico’s highly stylised approach to gallery and unit still photography
SETIQUETTE for Camera Crew Kim Gottlieb-Walker has edited this comprehensive IATSE600-endorsed resource for various crew on how to conduct themselves on set. There is a thorough and well written section devoted to unit stills photographers and is a must read.
Jasin Boland: Movie Poster Photographer SBS Australia Interview
Cnet Exposure Pro profile on Australian stills shooter Alina Gozin’a
2011 Society of Camera Operators Lifetime Achiever, David James on learning from everyone he works with and producing stunning publicity stills:
The magnificent Jasin Boland talking about his favourite gear and the joys of working alongside a talented DoP. Jasin is an amazingly engaging speaker, really knows his stuff and creates sensational movie stills. Jasin works predominantly on action films so talks about how lucky he is to often shoot without a blimp on film shoots. This interview was recorded during the making of Aeon Flux.
Baz Lurhmann and his on set photographer, James Fisher talk about the importance of the role of a photographer on a film shoot, in particular about the making of Baz’s epic feature film Australia.
Torchwood: Up Close – The Photographer Adrian Rogers talks through life as the stills photographer for BBC’s science fiction series Torchwood
Bruce Talamon – Stills Photographer includes demo of Jacobson sound blimp and a brief history of the product.
John Platt – Australian cinematographer turned unit still photographer talks of his unit still photography using Fujifilm’s mirrorless X-T1 camera.
Know of other good resources? Drop me a comment or an email and I’ll include it in my list!