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John Adderley


+44 7973 730042

Cinematography and for Cinema and TV.

I specialise in old time kinematography shooting with antique hand-crank wooden cameras.

Cinematography for Tacita Dean's anamorphic productions including the Tate Modern Turbine Hall commission "FILM"

Industrial motion control timelapse long term and short events.



Original Kinemacolour camera still working and shooting film.

Born, bred and educated in Australia, I started with the camera department of the ABC in my native Sydney. I came to the UK in 1971, joining the BBC's camera department and over the next 46 years photographed some ninety complete productions as BBC staff and from 1995 as a freelance. I am experienced on both film and videotape, having worked across a broad spectrum of programme genres; from Schools Television to Drama. I have worked in almost every country, from the mountains of Afghanistan, to the sewers of the Ukraine, from the plains of Africa to the jungles of New York City. I pride myself on being able to develop a close, easy relationship with directors.

I Have a long history of shooting with old historic hand cranked wooden cameras and I am often called to work with them. At present I am shooting with replica cameras from the Race To Cinema collection. This collection of replica cameras from 1888 to 1995 was commissioned by Gordon Trewinnard who had a dream of demonstrating to people that start of cinematography started before most people believe.