As a lecturer of photography at degree level, Jamie Macdonald wanted to create a series of films that would inform, educate and inspire others. Where better to start than with a film about his own father, internationally renowned photographer, Ian Macdonald?
The documentary looks at Ian's unique practices and individual philosophy. As well as showing photographs from his formidable archive, it captures the artist making new work. Expert analysis from the the Financial Times photography critic really puts Macdonald's influence into context.
the choice of locations - such as the blast furnace in Teesside - are a crucial aspect of the film's distinct style that is inspired by the beauty and timelessness of Macdonald's work