“….so you can imagine my surprise/dismay when – in the first five minutes of the ceremony – a three metre Baining fire dancer leapt from the shadows, spiralled towards the fire and crashed straight into my lighting stand.”
After two hours of negotiations and three days of planning, it was not quite the start I’d envisaged.
We are day five into the East New Britain assignment having shot the the Volcano, some WW11 war relics, the Duke of York Islands and the Baining Fire Dancers (Above and Below). A few inventory shots to go (markets, scenery shots, textures etc), then I fly back to Brisbane to plan for the return trip in a couple of weeks with talent.
It’s been a productive shoot – with the best yet to come.