Doug Allen is pretty much the BBC’s go to man when it comes to marine filming in difficult or demanding conditions. In the 60’s he was stationed in Antarctica where he became acquainted with David Attenborough through a chance meeting on a shared project, the duo later became synonymous with marine filming projects worldwide with David as the voice and Doug behind the camera.
We were lucky to get tickets for a talk held by Doug on his 35 year career as a cameraman at an event near Bristol. Doug is not only a great speaker and film maker, his land photography is also exceptionally good and we got to see a lot of his unseen material throughout the talk. Perhaps most impressive is his understanding of marine life behavior, without which he would never have been able to capture the incredible scenes he’s been a part of.
Freeze Frame is a recently relased book of Doug’s work, the photography is incredible and it’s backed up by little snippets of Doug’s words, well worth having on your coffee table!
See www.dougallan.com for more details on how to get hold of a copy.0