This is a multimedia piece made up of photographs, interviews, atmospheric sound effects I took whilst in Nevada, USA at the 2012 NABX (North American Buggy Festival).
Shot over ten days both at Harper Dry Lake Bed (California) and Ivanpah Nature Reserve in the Mojave desert (Nevada), a huge thanks has to go out to organiser Dean Jordan and all those who attended the event and who were kind enough to speak to me and let me shoot them.
Here's my second finished attempt at timelapse. I shot this is on the greek island of Santorini over the course of 4 and half hours. Kit-wise I used my Canon 5D Mkiii, a 16-35 f2,8 lens a tiny silver Hama tripod, some driftwood and a cardboard matte box that I made with some gaffer tape. Many thanks to Alena at Taverna Tasos for the kind donation of the cardboard box (amazing food by the way) - so, making matte boxes - these are the things you do when you forget to leave yours in London :) also many thanks to Kieron for his advice in timelapse making.
Location-wise this was shot from the old coastal path on the east coast over looking the volcanic Caldera. It's just next to Imerovigli or to be more exact 5 minutes walk from Meli Meli (http://www.melisantorini.com) which is where we were staying. Kind thanks again to Tanya and Agnes for making our stay such a great one. If you want to find them on google maps they're at: http://goo.gl/maps/s9IS8. The main island in the foreground is Therasia and with Oia stretching in from the right.
For more details on Santorini and its caldera go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santorini_caldera
I'm a very organic filmmaker and my relationship with Emmanuelle Duchesne as always been so too. From the first moment we met, we agreed never to repeat ourselves. And so it has continued to be.
On our previous shoots together we'd always shot outside, but this time we were going to be inside a studio. The thinking was that it'd be a different location, a different dynamic and that it would result in a fresh, different outcome.
The result we got was really random and strangely breathless. I had been looking for an abstract way of shooting Emmanuelle and together we had found it.
Director: Mark Esper
Dancer: Emmanuelle Duchesne
Stylist / Direction: Mark Esper
Music: Paul Hankin
Location: Spotlight Studio, London
When I originally photographed the Bachanal Mas dancers at the Notting Hill Carnival they were coating each other in gold paint. Even as I was shooting them it'd be great to see resulting images in gold and black. Now I’m delighted to say that they can. Courtesy of a special printing technique they have now been printed on to sheet metal. This video explains about how this came about and a little bit how I approach my photography.
For more details on this limited edition series of prints please visit: http://markesper.com/liquid-gold-metal-edition/