CHRISTO­PHER MOR­RIS

PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

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“Bene­dict was a real sweet, cool guy, which makes our job all that much eas­ier,” says Mor­ris of his shoot with the younger Sa­muel brother (p148). “Big things to come for this lad, I reckon.” Couldn’t agree more.

SO, ANY POINT­ERS FOR TAK­ING BET­TER PHOTOS?

Use some­thing other than a phone.

MAKES SENSE. WHAT ABOUT BREAK­ING INTO THE IN­DUS­TRY?

Shoot what you love as of­ten as you can. Schools and cour­ses can be a good place to learn the ba­sics, and as­sist­ing your con­tem­po­raries gives you a great in­sight into the re­al­i­ties of the job.

WHAT KIT DO PEO­PLE NEED TO GET STARTED?

Not much, and it’s so af­ford­able these days. Get your­self a cam­era, lens, lap­top and soft­ware, and you’re un­der­way.

WHAT DO YOU USE?

For per­sonal work, I’ll still shoot film on my Mamiya ‘RZ67’. It’s a much slower, more con­sid­ered way of shoot­ing, but re­ward­ing in the end. Com­mer­cially I shoot on a dig­i­tal Canon ‘EOS-1DS Mark III’, and I stick to the one prime 50mm lens most of the time.

WHERE DO YOU HEAD FOR PHO­TO­GRAPHIC IN­SPI­RA­TION?

My friends at The Heavy Col­lec­tive al­ways have a great se­lec­tion of pho­tog­ra­phers and their works. Check them out at the­heavy­col­lec­tive.com.

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