John Thackwray is an award-winning filmmaker and advertising spot producer. He has spent two years of his life visiting in 26 countries the rooms of the 80's generation. It was reading the special “Portrait” edition of Réponse Photo that made him want to leave with a backpack and a Canon 5D, free to approach this unique project as he would like. With his technical mastery, keen sense of storyboard and framing, and cheerful enthusiasm, he’s never had trouble convincing his friends and, later, strangers to let him into their rooms.with two conditions to always be at the center of the frame and looking up at the camera suspended from the ceiling. Through the use of wide-angle lens, the concept takes on its full meaning. This is the “identity shot” that’s at the heart of his process, to always leave his mark on the principle of shooting. Today volunteers are legion through social networks.
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