The photographers that have blessed the pavements of Paradise Heights this year are GARETH HACKING, DANIEL WARHURST, BEN MOTTERSHEAD, CHRIS LANE and GRAHAM BINNS.
First off though I have to mention GRAHAM BINNS. I hadn't origianlly intended doing a shoot this time for THE BENCH run in Lancaster. However, a teaching colleague of mine, Carol Hodge, mentioned a friend of hers - Graham Binns - that was looking to extend his portfolio and was interested in shooting some stuff for us, and he lives in Lancaster. So I gave him a call.
I'm very glad that I did, just check out some of his wonderful imagery here.
SHIRLEY, THE ANGEL (Phoebe Marie Jones)
THE BENCH (Album Cover shot) Back Row L to R, IAN CURLEY, STE MYOTT, PHOEBE MARIE JONES, front row DAVID EDWARD ROBERTSON, STELLA GRUNDY, RICHARD ALLEN
Above and Below: COLIN (Ian Curley) and JANICE (Stella Grundy)
THE SHARK (Ian Curley)
ERIC (David Edward Robertson)
ERIC and GABRIELLE (David Edward Robertson and Phoebe Marie Jones)
ERIC and GABRIELLE
BARBARA (Phoebe Marie Jones) and CORNY (Ian Curley)
JAKE (Richard Allen)
JAKE (Richard Allen) and MATTY (Stephen Myott)
JAKE and MATTY
PENNYLESS WRITER (The angst, the scuffed shoes, the frown - and The Bench I will very likely end up sleeping on - this pic says it all ;)
LITTLE RABBIT (Stella Grundy)
MATTY (Stephen John Myott)
Bloopers...Stella Grundy and Phoebe Marie Jones
PEARL (Stella Grundy) and BARBARA (Phoebe Marie Jones)
JANICE (Stella Grundy) LOVE THIS PIC...
BEHIND THE SCENES: Joe and Darren McGinn - Concept Artist for STRAWBERRY JACK - the next Tale from Paradise Heights
BEHIND THE SCENES: Phoebe Marie Jones
BEHIND THE SCENES: Ste Myott, Phoebe Marie Jones and Stella Grundy
As you can see Graham has an eye for the shot, you can contact him or see more of his work at www.grahambinns.com
Gareth joined us for the first nights shoot on THE WATCHER: A Tale from Paradise Heights back in April this year - here are just some of hie beautiful images...
Joe O'Byrne on set: Still fighting the Demons...
THE WATCHER: Set Shot...
DANNY (David Edward Robertson)
Joe directing Ian Curley (MAREK)
MASK OF MALICE
Stoking the flames...
Joe lining up a shot with GENIUS DOP - COLIN WARHURST
Joe and Col discussing a shot
Colin Warhurst DOP
IAN CURLEY and JOE O'BYRNE - CO- CONSPIRATORS and PRODUCERS: Tales from Paradise Heights
Just some of the wonderful work of GARETH HACKING, find out more and contact him at www.garethhacking.co.uk
Danny is the brother of COLIN WARHURST, it's clear these two know their way around a camera, here are some of Danny's wonderful shots from THE WATCHER: A Tale from Paradise Heights
DANNY (David Edward Robertson)
A shot that captures the loneliness of DANNY
You'll always find Angels in Paradise Heights
Colin Warhurst DOP
MAREK locking up his LUCKY CAB
Joe, writer, director and creator of Tales from Paradise Heights...doncha know...
Ben Mottershead on set (sound, camera, photographer - more from him later)
Paul Anderton (GRIP) and friend
Shine a light...it's Chris Lane, Producer, THE WATCHER
JENI HOWARTH WILLIAMS in this shot from RANK: A Tale from Paradise Heights
Emma Wilcox (Make-up and hmm, lighting?) Colin and Joe
JENI HOWARTH WILLIAMS and this woud be a great poster shot - eh? Femme Fatalle
EMMA WILCOX Make up
Trouble on the streets...
Just a few of Danny's wonderful shots, you can contact Dan and find more of his excellent work here...
As well as shooting and editing the revamped video sections of the Multi-Media Play RANK: A Tale from Paradise Heights, Ben also took some shots on the set of THE WATCHER: A Tale from Paradise Heights...
Chris Lane looking like he's from THE ICPRESS FILE or THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD
Masked trouble again...
Ian Curley (MAREK) relaxes between takes
Setting another night shot...
Joe takes a minute with the script
Above and Below: Joe (FRANK MORGAN) and Ian (MAREK) Col lines the shot up, Chris Lane pops up below...
It's HIM again...
Jake Crilly and Tom Wellings
A frantic MAREK try's to call base
Great work from Ben Mottershead, can't find a website for Ben but you'll find him on facebook or if you want to get hold of him, give me a shout...
Film maker, producer, and photographer...Chris Lane also managed to get some great shots on THE WATCHER shoot...
The wonderful HANNAH GREEN as Stacey Tyler THE WATCHER
Hannah, Sarah Meadows (ALICE TYLER) and Joe
Col Warhurst sets another shot with Hannah
Sarah, Hannah and Ste Myott (JACK TYLER)
FRANK MORGAN and THE TYLERS before the tragedy
And this one's for Chris, Stan the Garden Gnome and Strawberry Ted discuss filming between shots
Chris can be contacted at:
Just over halfway through the year and it's been one HELL of a year...and it's gonna get busier with THE BENCH coming up again at THE OCTAGON, promotion of THE WATCHER and STRAWBERRY JACK to premiere later this year. It's when I look back at some of the wonderful images captured by these great guys that I realise just how worth it all this is, I may be on my arse but with the volume of work we're getting out there surely that can't be for long. Even if it is I have made some fantastically talented friends along the way - who all deserve so much better and will get their just rewards.
Long live TALES FROM PARADISE HEIGHTS...so much more to come...can't wait...
A HUGE AND HEARTY THANKYOU TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN INVOLVED AND TO YOU - THE AUDIENCE...