I am currently completing time-lapse photography for Werner Herzog’s new film: “Queen of the Desert” is a chronicle of Gertrude Bell’s life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century. This is one of the most challenging things I have done and I am working under the supervision of Peter Zeitlinger, the award-winning director of photography responsible for a good number of Herzog’s films. So a real honour to be involved.
“Queen of the Desert” also has a top cast, with Nicole Kidman playing the lead role of Gertrude Bell and an amazing supporting cast that includes Damian Lewis (Homeland), Robert Pattinson (Twilight), James Franco (127 Hours) and many others.
It’s been a pleasure to liaise with Werner Herzog on the artistic goals of the scene I am working on, he is one in a million. And he has a great team working again with maverick producer Nick Raslam and cinematographer Peter Zeitlinger. A lot will be said about this film and I am really looking forward to watch the completed feature, which will be released in 2015.