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John Walker and Son, Odyssey by John Hooper


John Walker & Sons - Odyssey from ART & GRAFT on Vimeo.
A few months ago Art & Graft approached me to do the photography for a new whisky John Walker and Son were launching called Odyssey. Love Creative commissioned Art & Graft after seeing the work Mike (A&G’s Creative Director) and I had done together on “24 Hours, Pavey Ark” and “Island/Universe”

This time we were to off to Scotland for 5 days to capture the majesty of the highlands and lowlands using a motion control rig that enabled some of the dynamic backgrounds you see in the final film.  We provided lunch for hundreds of midges while we braved the Scottish weather to collect the footage which would be processed as individual HDR images and graded back at the studios in London. Using a Nikon D800 each frame is a massive 36.3 Mega Pixels. Once we had photographed everything we needed for the film I retreated to patch up my bites while Art & Graft set about creating the Magic. I think they describe that best over on their Blog, Here.

I am really pleased with the final film and the graphics make for a engaging and stunning introduction to the new whisky.

24hrs, Here. by John Hooper


Once again I will set off up a mountain (well to be truthful this time it will be an extinct volcano) with Mike Moloney. Coming with us this time is the fantastically talented Chris Hatherill of super/collider fame with whom I have worked in the past. This time we are going further and higher than before, the Astronomical Observatory of El Roque de Los Muchachos. For 5 days (2-7th of November) we shall be shooting, rotating, logging and generally recording various aspects of life on top and above the observatory. Follow our progress at
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