I'm an experienced documentary, adventure and underwater cameraman

I am a Director of Photography for specialist factual television and documentaries. Recently I have done a lot of work in remote locations, under expedition conditions and in and around water, but I'm just as happy shooting great narrative in more comfortable surroundings! You can download my CV here.

The last twelve months have included an expedition series for Channel 5 (UK) with explorer Richard Parks and two episodes of 'Monster Fish' for Nat Geo Wild (US) following biologist Zeb Hogan on his quest to find giant freshwater fish. In that time I've filmed in the Amazon rainforest, Central America, the unspoilt rainforest in Guyana and in -30°C in Antarctica

Please get in touch if there's anything I can help you with!

Rob Taylor

northrob@hotmail.com
+44 (0) 7932 622 955


Showreel
Showreel
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Monster Croc Hunt
Monster Croc Hunt
This one-off hour for Nat Geo Wild (made by NHNZ) tells the story of Lolong, the largest crocodile ever measured - 6.10 meters. It's a bitter sweet tale of a man-eating 'monster' who gets captured by villagers. Once in captivity the people grow to love him and his celebrity status even changed Philippine conservation laws. This clip features Dr Adam Briton measuring Lolong for the Guinness Book of Records.

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Monster Croc Hunt

Monster Fish - Giant Eels
Monster Fish - Giant Eels
This clip, taken from series Three of National Geographic's Monster Fish, saw Dr Zeb Hogan travel to New Zealand and the Solomon Islands in search of the world's biggest fresh water eels. I've shot eleven episodes of Monster Fish in total, going back to series two. Series Four and Five have been shot on the Canon C300 and I do both the main camera and the underwater on the shoots.

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Monster Fish - Giant Eels

Access 360 World Heritage
Access 360° - World Heritage
During 2012 I shot four episodes of this new series for National Geographic Channel. The series took me around the world, filming the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kyoto, Kilimanjaro, The Palace of Versailles and The Amazon rainforest - where these two clips were shot. The series follows the work of people who dedicate their lives to protecting these incredible places.

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Access 360 World Heritage

Chinese Hajj
The Chinese Hajj
This traditional-style documentary follows Muslims from all over China as they prepare for and then go on the biggest journeys of their lives - the Hajj pilgrimage. Only Muslims are allowed in Mecca so I could only shoot the pre-stories and build up to the trip. We travelled across China to some beautiful places and this clip is a compilation of these scenes.

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Chinese Hajj

Underwater showreel
Underwater showreel
This mostly features work from 'Monster Fish with Zeb Hogan' Series 3 for National Geographic Channel. Much of my work has been in fresh water across the Asia Pacific region. The photograph to the right is of Zeb Hogan with a Goonch catfish and was taken in northern India. It was published in the April 2011 edition of National Geographic Magazine.
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Zeb holding goonch
Monster Jellyfish Attack
Monster Jellyfish Attack
This is a compilation of the show 'Monster Jellyfish Attack' I shot for National Geographic in Japan. It is still broadcasting across the World.
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If Food Runs Out
This is a documentary I did for Channel New Asia and The History Chanel. 'If Food Runs Out' investigates a future of food scarcity around the globe and was shot in the Philippines, Thailand and the US. It features traditional documentary elements cut with dramatic creations of the future. This is a compilation of the drama elements.
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