I'm an experienced documentary, adventure and underwater cameraman

I am a Director of Photography for specialist factual television and documentaries. I work predominantly in remote locations, under expedition conditions and in or around water. But I'm just as happy shooting great narrative in more comfortable surroundings! You can download my CV here.

The last eighteen months have included shoots for Bear Grylls' Mission Survive (ITV1 - UK), Xtreme Endurance: Race To The Pole (Channel 5 - UK) and four episodes of Monster Fish (Nat Geo Wild - US/Worldwide). In that time I've filmed in the Amazon rainforest, Central America, +30C in Guyana and -30C in Antarctica.

I regularly shoot factual television on large sensor cameras such as the Sony F55 and F5, Arri Amira and Canon C300. I can make this work for you - giving you the actuality coverage you need and beautiful, shallow depth of field pictures.

I have the Media Diving HSE qualification and Surviving Hostile Environments BTEC.

Please get in touch if there's anything I can help you with!

Rob Taylor

northrob@hotmail.com
+44 (0) 7932 622 955


Showreel
Showreel
This is a new showreel for 2014. Hope you like it!.

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Underwater showreel
Underwater showreel
This mostly features work from 'Monster Fish with Zeb Hogan' Series 3 for National Geographic Channel. Much of my work has been in fresh water across the Asia Pacific region. The photograph to the right is of Zeb Hogan with a Goonch catfish and was taken in northern India. It was published in the April 2011 edition of National Geographic Magazine.
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Zeb holding goonch

Monster Fish - Giant Eels
Monster Fish - Giant Eels
This clip, taken from series Three of National Geographic's Monster Fish, saw Dr Zeb Hogan travel to New Zealand and the Solomon Islands in search of the world's biggest fresh water eels. I've shot eleven episodes of Monster Fish in total, going back to series two. Series Four and Five have been shot on the Canon C300 and I do both the main camera and the underwater on the shoots.

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Monster Fish - Giant Eels

Monster Croc Hunt
Monster Croc Hunt
This one-off hour for Nat Geo Wild (made by NHNZ) tells the story of Lolong, the largest crocodile ever measured - 6.10 meters. It's a bitter sweet tale of a man-eating 'monster' who gets captured by villagers. Once in captivity the people grow to love him and his celebrity status even changed Philippine conservation laws. This clip features Dr Adam Briton measuring Lolong for the Guinness Book of Records.

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Monster Croc Hunt

Access 360 World Heritage
Access 360° - World Heritage
During 2012 I shot four episodes of this new series for National Geographic Channel. The series took me around the world, filming the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kyoto, Kilimanjaro, The Palace of Versailles and The Amazon rainforest - where these two clips were shot. The series follows the work of people who dedicate their lives to protecting these incredible places.

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Access 360 World Heritage
Monster Jellyfish Attack
Monster Jellyfish Attack
This is a compilation of the show 'Monster Jellyfish Attack' I shot for National Geographic in Japan. It is still broadcasting across the World.
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Rob underwater

Chinese Hajj
The Chinese Hajj
This traditional-style documentary follows Muslims from all over China as they prepare for and then go on the biggest journeys of their lives - the Hajj pilgrimage. Only Muslims are allowed in Mecca so I could only shoot the pre-stories and build up to the trip. We travelled across China to some beautiful places and this clip is a compilation of these scenes.

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Chinese Hajj

If Food Runs Out
This is a documentary I did for Channel New Asia and The History Chanel. 'If Food Runs Out' investigates a future of food scarcity around the globe and was shot in the Philippines, Thailand and the US. It features traditional documentary elements cut with dramatic creations of the future. This is a compilation of the drama elements.
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