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I am a British director of photography with over 10 years experience shooting for TV commercials, branded content, music videos and documentary.

Love letter to light:

Lighting is my passion. In the morning the first thing I do is look out over the hills and see what colours are in the sky. I wander the streets looking at how the light affects the place I'm in. I am constantly taking notes and working out how a certain light can be recreated or accentuated for film. I am often stopped in my tracks at the vivid orange glow of an evening sunset. In the evenings I watch how shop lights give the street a glow. I study the works of painters such as Atkinson Grimshaw and Rembrandt to gain insight and inspiration. I go to bed but am sometimes caught by the hard shadow of a full moon and it fascinates me so I have to take a photograph. Lighting is my life's work. To have it as a passion means I am in a state of constant discovery, constant learning. That is what I absolutely love and thrive off. 

I have always been captivated by the arts. From a young age, I fondly remember watching all sorts of films, often watching them over and over again. As I grew up, I found that having an artistic outlet was the perfect way to express my thoughts, creativity, and imagination. I quickly fell in love with filmmaking and haven't looked back since, committing myself to a career as a director of photography.

 

I am actively seeking opportunities to contribute to short films and music videos while being particularly enthusiastic about delving into new technology and virtual production. Keen on exploring fresh and innovative ideas, I am deeply passionate about collaborating on projects that resonate with me creatively. If you believe there's potential for our visions to align and for us to work together, I'm eager to explore the possibilities and would welcome the chance to discuss potential collaborations. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you think we could be a good fit. 

Stephen Melling

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