Articles by: lbvisuals

In Memory of Joanna Kruk

I met Jo and her dad, Zibby, at the Borneo Ultra Trail Marathon (BUTM) race in Sabah last year and spent time filming Jo with a small crew for a story around this race. I was crushed to hear the recent news of Jo’s sudden passing.  My first reaction was to […]

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Making Analogue Memories Part 3

Below are some scans from another roll that I shot in the Howardian Hills of North Yorkshire. I shot on a Leica M6 with Kodak Tri-X(ISO 400) and we developed the roll in our small kitchen and washed the negatives in the bathroom before scanning on an Epson V800. Process: Stay […]

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Filmmaking For Fieldwork

Honoured to be included in an academic textbook focused on documentary film-making and ethnographic story telling. This photo of me while I was filming for my PhD research was taken by my soulmate Gabbie. The text  book ‘Film-making for Fieldwork’ by Andy Lawrence (Manchester of University Press) is designed to accompany […]

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Making Analogue Memories Part 2

Anya and I developed a second roll of black and white photographs. This time we shot a roll of Ilford HP5 on our trusty Nikon fm3a.  We developed the roll in our small kitchen and washed the negatives in the bathroom before scanning on an Epson V800. The developing process:  […]

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Making Analogue Memories

Today I spent the day with my daughter Anya developing some Ilford 100 35mm film. We both took images on a Nikon fm3a around the village that we now live in and also out on the nearby hills of North Yorkshire. It was a meaningful time to make memories as […]

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Gabbie Belcher

July 12th 2019 With crushing & heavy grief, I want to let all of you who have cared, prayed & shown much kindness to my family & I, that my beautiful wife, soul mate, best friend & devoted, loving mother to Anya passed away last night in Singapore. We fought […]

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Apple Daily Interview

This recent interview by Apple Daily is in Cantonese & is not just about my photography & film work but focuses on Hong Kong that I have always been proud to call my home. You can view the interview here「這6年間,我去過40多個城市,爬過100多座山,揹着相機跑過3,000多公里。」Lloyd娓娓道來當上越野跑攝影師的歷程。現年45歲的Lloyd Belcher,是國際級的越野跑攝影師。不但曾替National Geographic工作,其紀錄片作品《Mira》以記錄尼泊爾基層女跑手的故事,更獲得多個獎項,連BBC及FOX TV等平台亦有轉載。種種成就,原來源於大嶼山的山野。 居港近40年 願為攝影棄高薪 生於英國的Lloyd,7歲時便隨英兵父親工作來港,居港至今近40年。青年時期在大嶼山成長,是他愛上山野的契機。他說:「當時大嶼山沒有機場,沒有東涌。生活很簡單,就是喜歡那時自然的感覺。」喜愛自然,便頻頻往山上跑。從行山到跑山,由大東山到鳳凰山,再從鳳凰山到東涌,與山野建立出一種無以名狀的親密感。從大學畢業,Lloyd當上大學講師,因社會學研究的需要,他擅長用鏡頭記錄社會。成為攝影師的想法,便開始在他內心揮之不去。他說:「在大學教書,舒服得多。做攝影師,人工大減一半。但我擔心老來後悔,悔恨當初有夢想不敢追。」喜歡攝影,亦愛跑山。於是在6年前,Lloyd開始兼職拍攝運動。直至去年,他更正式轉行,成為全職攝影師。 越野賽跑,短則30公里,長則100公里或更甚。做越野跑手難,做越野賽跑的攝影師更難。他分享:「賽前攝影師有很多事情要準備。我自己會有一個檔案,記下跑手過往的成績。計算他們所需的時間,而我跑步追上又要多少時間。有些賽道我會事前跑一次,找出賽段間的捷徑,方便比賽時拍攝。」賽前要跑,比賽時同樣要跑。Lloyd指雖然大多數比賽,大會也會備車方便攝影師走動。但他說山徑路段多,車過不了,他們揹上器材,同樣要跑。為了應付多變的山野環境,Lloyd 每天至少也會在山上跑8至10公里作體能訓練。 因社會學的背景,他強調照片不單要有人,同樣也要有故事。他說:「我的想法是去考慮如何捕捉那個主角與環境,將環境融入越野跑的影像中。」談及照片後的故事,他說每個人看到的也不同。比如有一次在尼泊爾拍攝比賽,跑手經過當地的落後村落,村民對他們相當好奇。因此在照片中,他捕捉的不單是跑手的動作,亦有跑手與當地人互動的畫面。「一項越野賽,不止有跑手,還有環境與文化,我也想記錄下來。」 跑勻名山 最美是香港 […]

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