Author: bigdogproductions

Back to the sunshine & splendour of Nice again to shoot the fabulous looking Baltic Yacht’s M/Y Bill and Me. A really great looking yacht with a glossy grey hull (which threw up it’s own problems to shoot!) but we were blessed with a fantastic sunrise on our first day…

Great opportunity to use the new Aquatech underwater housing for the Canon gear, and interesting lessons learned too!

Firstly, Aquatech gear is brilliant – well made and does exactly what it says on the tin. Secondly – shooting jetskis and wake boarders from the water is not a great idea unless the cameraman is wearing a helmet because actually it’s bloody dangerous! Fortunately Malcolm managed to shoot everything he wanted and come out unscathed, but it was a little scary at times…bright orange helmet required next time! 😉

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Huge thanks to Y.CO & Captain and crew of M/Y Altitude – awesome bunch of guys that made it all possible!

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Great to be back in Antibes again! Funny how quiet the place is out of season, but nice to have the bay almost to ourselves to shoot M/Y Soraya M, a 27m Fairline Squadron for yacht brokers Y.CO.

Sad to report that the inspiration behind the Big Dog name has died. Nancy, our gorgeous Italian Spinone passed away in her sleep after a short illness – her gin & tonic swiping tail, wet beard and sloppy kisses will be hugely missed 🙁

Always a treat to nip down to St Tropez especially for the annual Les Voiles regatta – a meeting of all different shapes, sizes and ages of yachts – especially the classics!

Great buzz around this year’s Monaco Yacht Show – the annual showcase of the SuperYacht world, it also managed to throw a few surprises this year too: the Porsche designed Dynamiq GTT, the stunning new M/Y Jubilee from Oceanco, and an enthralling breakfast presentation from ocean conservationist Emily Penn in association with Y.CO, introducing environmental plans and initiatives to encourage a greener and more forward thinking superyacht industry.

I have to admit, I’m not a fan of the cars at the show – a collection of albeit very nice classics and a handful of Lamborghinis doesn’t have any appeal to me so, if you’re reading this MYS, let’s have more sail yachts instead!

We’re used to shooting yachts that attract attention, but the Glider Yachts SS18 managed to stop people in their tracks! Amazing looking boat powered by 4 powerful engines hidden in her sponsons, this pioneering design cuts through waves with hardly any pitching or rolling.

Great shoot with the Glider team and Zoo Communications and fab to see them at MYS for the first time.