In November 2019, I was given the opportunity to work on the title sequence for Alibi’s new crime thriller, We Hunt Together. A new twist on the cat-and-mouse formula, the show follows a pair of detectives and pair of killers as they hunt one another against the backdrop of a stylish, neon-lit London.
I was contacted by Peter Allinson of UKTV Creative and asked to shoot a series of eerie, empty spaces around London to depict the neon hunting ground of the show.
Besides being given a list of locations in North London that feature on the show including Wood Green, Mile End and Alexandra Palace, I needed a focus on things that felt quintessentially London. Taxis. Buses. Phone boxes. Train stations. In post, I was to stick to a blue/red colour scheme to bring emphasis to the dueling forces of the show. The hunters and the hunted.
The photos were then animated by the team at UKTV; street lamps flicker and neon lights burst while predators, chromatic abberation and aggressive movement set the stage for the violence to come.
Animated versions of the photographs were also used as branded Zoom backrounds. Because obviously, this couldn't get any sweeter.
Special thanks to Peter Allinson, Jade Fitzgerald, Sophie Fox, Sophie Bryant and everyone at UKTV Creative for giving me the opportunity to wrap up the academic year (or what was left of it) with such a career-defining job.
This isn't just a hobby anymore.
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