My Greatest Shot - Sky Arts
I was amazingly asked by Sky Arts if I'd like to take part in their new series 'My Greatest Shot'. I was selected as the pet photographer in their Animals episode! The programme was double billed on Sky Arts every Tuesday at 8pm starting on the 9th November. I was in Episode 2 at 8:30pm. As far as I know, it is still available on Now TV and Sky On Demand.
I'm incredibly honoured to be a part of this series amongst very talented and renowned photographers.
"Sky Arts is launching its first-ever ad-funded programme, My Greatest Shot, A six-part series revealing the stories behind some of the world’s most iconic photographs. Developed in partnership with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and is Adobe’s first ever ad-funded programme in the UK"
In my episode I talk about 'my greatest shot' which is of Misty and Beauty amongst the lavender. I also talk little bit about why I wanted to photograph pets and why it's so important to me. They filmed Edd and I in action during a shoot as well as me editing my shot of Misty and Beauty.
Adobe also selected me for their Lightroom commercial so you may even see my face pop up on other Sky channels! Here is a behind the scenes photo of me in the studio in London.
Watching My Greatest Shot ended up being more emotional the first time I watched it. When the team came to visit us, I introduced them to the cats and we filmed with Noah, Logan's dad. Just two weeks later, our beloved Noah passed away. I ordered a large canvas of this image below (taken for Hug Pet Food) the same size as Logan's that I mention in the programme and it's now placed next to his.
Phone snaps have their place for sure, I have captured many special moments that would've been over before I had time to grab my camera. However, there was no questioning that I was going to print one of my photography images. This is one of the images where you can actually see, in bengal terms, the glitter in his coat in true form and detail.
This was him. This little face. Exactly how I remember him with my own eyes. Once again I was grateful for the time I spent capturing him. These images mean so much more to me now and even made grieving him a tad bit easier, knowing I wouldn't forget these details.
Over the years I've realised that a lot of people didn't even know pet photography was thing! And many didn’t realise how important it was to them until they saw the images. I really hope that the series and also the Adobe ad of me will help spread awareness of pet photography and that people are thinkng about booking in with a photographer local to them. It's really difficult to talk about without putting a downer on it but please don't leave it too late, you'll thank me later <3