Editors Note:


EDITOR'S NOTE: Fresh off a three year managerial stint, your friendly neighborhood lenslinger is back on the street and under heavy deadline. As the numbing effects of his self-imposed containment wear off, vexing reflections and pithy epistles are sure to follow...

Friday, August 27, 2010

Hell on the Telly

Paul Martin
It’s not every day you find your doppelganger ‘cross the pond, but that's precisely the case with one Paul Martin. Seems the UK freelancer is a self-made cameraman, a nosy bloke who bought his own TV gear long before he knew how to use it. That was fourteen years ago and since then Paul’s documented more trauma, froth and spectacle than one Englishman should be allowed to talk about. Lately, he’s been been doing just that and the results have been the most buoyant cameramanifesto since that guy who used to chase around Benny Hill with a Panaflex let loose with the mammaries - er, memories. But I digress, something you’d probably expect from an unschooled American like myself. Not Paul Martin. He’s erudite, traveled and snarky beyond compare. But take note: He ain’t the Paparazzi. In fact, he was nowhere near that Paris Underpass the night Diana died...
Listen up people. I was at home in bed with the Missus that night in Hampshire. And she can vouch for me. Although as she is fond of reminding me, nothing earth shattering happened that night that she can remember. Although I have learned to live with what some members of the public think of us, it still rankles with me that while hurling abuse in my general direction, they are often carrying a newspaper, or following said abuse, will walk home, switch on the telly and watch the news.
Sounds like some reactions are universal.

4 comments:

in-gun-ear said...

Oh, yes! Definitely. Separated at birth! (He doesn't seem to write with a British accent either!?)

cyndy green said...

So what yer saying is...that is what you'll look like is ten years? Naaaaa...

ukcameraman said...

Some great comments there, Thanks?? If you do look like me in ten years then you will be grateful... i have to fight off the women with a shitty stick. A great post there so thank you for spreading my ugly mug further around the world.... Paul

ukcameraman said...

By the way, i consider the Benny Hill Show to be the finest documentary series ever made on down to earth, normal British life.