Lone Scherfig photographed for the official Film Awards brochure in 2015
Lone Scherfig graduated from the Danish Film School in 1984. In her native Denmark, Lone Scherfig began her career directing award-winning commercials and television dramas. Her first feature as director, The Birthday Trip, premiered at the 1991 Berlin Festival and won several awards at festivals worldwide. Her second feature, On Our Own, won the Grand Prize at the Montreal Film Festival.
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
Chris Floyd is a British photographer and filmmaker. His work has appeared in some of the world’s most highly respected publications, including The New Yorker, Harpers Bazaar, GQ, Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, The Sunday Times Magazine, Wallpaper* and Lula among others. He has shot advertising campaigns for British Airways, Apple, Sony and Philips and has been selected several times for the National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize and the annual publication, American Photography.
"I knew from the age of about 16 that I wanted to be a photographer and that I wanted to do portraiture above all other things. I was lucky to start out at a time when great things were happening in music and film in Britain in the early nineties. I was photographing people who were the same age as me. There was a great sense of camaraderie and fun. Those years gave me the opportunity to gain a lot of experience in a relatively short period of time and since then I’ve grown into the kind of photographer that I wanted to be, which is one who uses his work to gain access to a lot of fascinating and varied worlds. Photography is the key that opens a lot of doors that would otherwise remain locked."