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Bread and Shutter has spent the last 20 years in training. Not at university, school or college, but on film sets, TV shows and adverts. He lights sets with enormous tungsten movie lights, HMIs and Kino Softlights. He’s as East End as cockles and jellied eels, as down to earth as they come and his photographic icon is, not surprisingly, the late, great Terence Donovan. However, it’s only since April 06 that he decided he wanted to add stills photography to his professional CV – In less than a year he has gone from strength to strength through a combination of being in the right place at the right time, and good oldfashioned hard work. You may think he is just an opportunist, taking advantage of being on film sets – and he has been involved with some huge productions, including the Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies, but he started taking pictures far earlier underwater on his film Nikonis 5 fi lm camera, just for fun. In fact, it was the website, www.breadandshutter.com, that has given him the kick-start he desperately wanted; a website he spent hundreds of hours sitting at his desk at home building, night after night. “I was on a very tight budget and couldn’t afford to pay someone to create a site for me.
Anyway, I am not the sort who relies on others too much; I am very much a hands-on, learn by the seat of your pants kind of person – and that includes my photography too,” admits Barry. It’s this go-getter attitude, combined with his determination to succeed, that has given him the upper hand.