Wednesday, 5 August 2015
One of my favourite villains of all time is Ian McShane. He was the super villain on “Agent Cody Banks” that I photographed the stills on back in 2002. I would later become an even bigger fan of his watching him play the town bad guy in ‘Deadwood”. He has has that wonderful British charm that translates well into his nasty characters. His charisma and sense of humour on set always made the crew smile despite the abnormally long hours we worked on this particular feature.
He has a very characteristic expression with the raised right eyebrow and slight snarl on his lips. I wanted to capture this exact expression nice and close with him looking right at the lens. When filming on set you are photographing while the actors are performing so you must set it up later if you want to get a shot of them looking at you. We were filming in this very futuristic bad guy lair which was an ideal spot to get the perfect portrait. Ian was happy to accommodate my wishes and I got the desired shot.