Every week we are featuring someone in our KitMapper Community. This week hear commercial photographer Malcolm SK Fitt about his passion for underwater, aerial and land-based stills.
1.Tell us about yourself and your background.
I am dynamic yet passionate photographer offering world class and award-winning images.
Already recognised as being the new ‘go to’ photographer for a unique underwater experience, I pride myself on my very distinct style. With regular commissions from clients worldwide, my work is now being admired in prestigious creative studios within the industry.
A former Creative Director, I bring over 20 years’ experience with previous clients including the BBC, Discovery Channel, the BMW Group, Virgin and National Geographic. I now work across the globe with top-end clients in the lifestyle, travel and fashion industries. Using state-of-the-art equipment, I capture underwater, aerial and land-based stills and video, which are “quite simply beyond all words”.
With a confident, strong yet sympathetic approach to the needs of each individual client, I am able to create sharp, stunning images which both inspire and capture real life emotion frozen in time.
My unique and distinct approach to my work — which is underpinned with years of experience having worked at senior managerial level alongside global and e-commerce brands — enables me to showcase a breathtaking portfolio of work which clearly demonstrates both my ambition and talent when it comes to video and photography.
2. How did you first become interested in photography?
I first became interested in photography at the age of 12 after receiving a basic film camera as a gift for my birthday. I was hooked from then on. As with most kids, my parents dissuaded me from pursuing photography as a career and to rather get a ‘proper’ job. Many years later, I finally bit the bullet and turned photography into a full time career.
3. What projects are you working on at the moment?
I am currently finishing off a film/photoshoot for an international bus company, retouching a recent shoot for Instagram and prepping for a photoshoot for an international Pizza chain.
4. Tell us about your favourite project to date.
I travel a great deal so it would have to be a project that took me abroad. The most exciting and extreme project I’ve done has to be the Race to Dakar — a 20-day trip taking me from my home in London driving to Dakar, Senegal involving onboard cameras, drones and still photography. I captured some amazing vehicles as they raced through the desert.
5. What is something, in terms of your work, that you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t got around to yet?
I have an extensive bucket list! Off the top of my head, I would welcome a commission to shoot in Fiji, Tahiti or the Maldives.
6. What inspires your work?
I try to combine nature and people together in my work whenever I can. Both of these elements go a long way to inspire me.
7. What is your favourite piece of kit?
8. Any specific kit you’ve wanted to try lately?
9. Looking back, and knowing what you know now, what advice would you feel you could give someone else who is starting out in your field?
If you are doing this for yourself and don’t plan on being employed, know that this career is 90% business and 10% actual shooting most of the time.
10.Where can we find you?
I am based in NW London most of the time and can also be found here.
There you have it! We have an eclectic mix in our KitMapper Community. Everyone has an interesting story to tell that you’d never know without asking. Have something to share? Get in-touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we’d love to share your story.