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snap: Timothy Allen on his photos for Human Planet

March 11, 2011

“I took about 10,000 to 20,000 images for each shoot,” Timothy Allen says of his still photography for the globe-travelling BBC TV series Human Planet.

Then he adds, confessionally, apologetically, laughing: “I’m a heavy shooter. Because I’m very finicky about pictures.”

That might rank as one of the most unneccessary statements you encounter this week. Spend 7 minutes and 28 seconds to listen to Allen narrate a slideshow of his work for the series, explaining how he got shots of … Well, you watch it now. And count the “wows”. They’ll be coming from you.

Click here to watch the slideshow.

With thanks to Johnny Cash Jr. for passing on this link.

Denise Duguay

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