Banksy, photographed by Phil Fisk. Taken for the photo essay in the official brochure given to all attendees at the British Academy Film Awards in 2011.
"My approach was to try and make the locations as interesting as possible, as if the portrait was part of some location "recce" for a future film. This wasn't always possible due to the directors’ schedules but in the end we improvised with the locations we were given and I feel the variety we got really says something about the British landscape, architecture and the individual. The series was shot over a bitter English winter so the pictures have a mood and darkness that is a staple feature of filming in the UK.”
About the Photograph
Size: (w) 20 x (h) 16 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."