About me…

Rod Chile Plains Blue Glasses

For the past 17 years I’ve covered location TV & Film productions / Corporate & Private Events / Portraits and Automotive & Travel photography.  I  have worked for BBC Top Gear TV for the past 16 years as one of their reportage & media photographers, travelling all over the world having many unique experiences in amazing locations ranging from finding the source of the Nile, to being chased out of Argentina by angry mobs.  I can be working in +/-40°C from one job to the next; working in a studio one day to climbing a mountain at 4am in the back of a tank the next, then find myself on a beach the following day!  This is one of the reasons I made this career choice.

If I’m being honest, I’ve also had my fair share of standing on freezing cold, wet and windy runways and mountains with film crews for days on end with nothing but ham sandwiches and a sense of ‘humour’ to keep us all going.  Whether it’s been Wales in winter with a crazy director who wants to do a car night shoot on a mountain or a road trip across America’s Deep South, it’s always been an exciting and fantastic adventure and at times, a very challenging environment in which to shoot and maintain your equipment (and sanity!).  Always fun…save for when my laptop & all 3 copies of 21k images were stolen from 3 weeks work in S.America.  That was not fun. Long story, short version – by some miracle I got them back – Thank you Cerberus tracking app!

I am happy to work independently or embedded with any size production team; working long hours under pressure to deliver, in any environment.  I’m also highly experienced working alongside multiple camera operators covering multiple angles.  It’s vital that I understand and anticipate each operators next move in order to stay out of their field of vision whilst also being aware of the sound operator’s needs with regards to any noise my cameras might make.  Basically, I have eyes in the back of my head.

Whatever your photographic needs, I have a proven track record of delivering stunning images every time, whilst keeping as low key as possible.  I’m there to document the event, not become a part of it.  I always go the extra mile to deliver exactly what you need and I’m happy to chip in to help with any other aspect of a shoot to be part of the team.

Drop me a line for an informal chat about your requirements. –  07968 628 976 / rod@rodfountain.com

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Client List includes: BBC Top Gear TV, Amazon, Unilever, HSBC, Red Bull Racing, BMW, Honda UK & Honda F1, Ford, MG Rover, BMW, Peugeot, Vauxhall, Test Drive Magazine, BBC Top Gear Magazine, Jeremy Clarkson & James May’s DVD Productions, Joe & Caspar DVD’s, PistonHeads, The Guardian, The Sunday Times (News International Group), TomBoy Films, Extreme Facilities, Haymarket Publishing, George P Johnson, The Russell Organization, LineUp, Golden Goose, BBC World Wide, Vodafone, Final Bend, Oyster Productions, 2Entertain & George P Johnson.




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