Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) photographed by Phil Fisk in 2016 as part of the BAFTA-commissioned photography series For the Love of Film. The image formed part of a photo essay published in the official brochure given to guests attending the 2016 EE British Academy Film Awards.
Taken in a diner in Vancouver, Canada, the image references film noir and the painting style of Edward Hopper. Andy Serkis is well-known for his motion capture work and in this image he is with his “double” dressed in the clothing required for this type of filming.
The series For the Love of Film celebrates the craft and passion that goes into creating a film, and the photographs formed an exhibition at BAFTA headquarters in January 2016.
This image is part of a new exhibition, The Director’s Cut: BAFTA Photography 2006–2016, curated by BAFTA Photography Director Janette Dalley. The exhibition shows a selection of Janette’s favourite images commissioned by BAFTA in her time as director.
Photographed by Phil Fisk.
About the Photograph
Size: (w) 16 x (h) 20 inches with a white boarder.
Printed on 240gsm lustre photographic paper
Courtesy of BAFTA and the photographer.
About the Photographer
Fisk’s remarkable work has previously been seen at The Roundhouse, the Association of Photographers Gallery and at BAFTA as part of the exhibition BAFTA, Backstage. Fisk shoots commissioned portraits for The Times Magazine and The Observer, as well publicity shoots for Channel 4 and Sky.
"In November 2010 I was called by BAFTA to produce the photo essays for the Film and TV Awards souvenir brochures in 2011. For the Film Awards I was to shoot British directors which was an interesting commission, but also for me a significant one as I had cut my teeth earlier in my career as an on-set photographer."