Studios

 

I have never felt entirely at ease in a studio. Having spent most of my career trying make the best of whatever I find wherever I happen to be, walking into an empty studio is a bit like driving into an empty car park and wondering where to park. Dispatched by Livewire magazine the other day to photograph Dan Dark, the immaculately dressed and charming head of Warner Bros. studios in Leavesden, I was briefly excited by the possibilities as he gave me a tour of the studios and backlots, containing entire city streets from both past and future but of course all of it was confidential, even some abandoned action vehicles from past productions were off limits, so we ended up in C stage, 32000 square feet of…..empty studio.