48 Hour Film Project - "Bandit" Set Photography

Behind-the-scenes & set photography of director Josh Larsen's film "Bandit" for the 2015 48 Hour Film Project

  • John Calvin Gordon
  • Genres:
    Set Photography
  • Date Taken:
    June 13, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Camera:
    Canon 60D
  • Lens:
    Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8
  • Student Project:
  • Utah Film Awards
    Salt Lake City
    March 21, 2015
    Best Set Photography
Artist Biography

John Gordon is co-owner of Gordon Imagery, a husband and wife creative partnership in Salt Lake City, Utah, providing photography, video, hair stylist, makeup and education services.

John has been involved in photography in a variety of ways since the 1970's. In the military he worked as an evidence and surveillance photographer in Korea and Japan, later he worked as an assistant to a group of fashion photographers in Miami, Florida. When he moved to Utah he completed a minor in Photography at Weber State University, while majoring in Computer Science. Since then he has worked as a photographer for businesses, families, weddings, engagements, fashion shows, local schools, portfolio shoots and on a number of film sets as set photographer. John is also involved in the local film community and is currently working on 5 film projects, two of which as writer/director.

John is also a licensed hair stylist and often works as a stylist with his wife, stylist/makeup artist Michelle Gordon, on film sets and with designers at events like Utah Fashion Week.

In addition, John is a guest educator at several local hair and aesthetics schools where he teaches photography, competition and portfolio development and social media.

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Artist Statement

My approach to set photography is to learn as much about the project as possible, to know the scenes, the lines and the flow of the action so that I can position myself well to capture behind-the-scenes moments that add interest to the film project. Also, I treat those shots the same as I would any photo shoot, that is to consider the lighting, the mood, the position of my subjects (cast & crew) in relationship to my positions and to capture the best moments I can so the viewer can get a sense of what it was like to be on that set.