Turin Brakes: Chim Chim Che-ree


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Shot on the RED Epic

Available on itunes and all proceeds go to the homeless charities featured and Shelter UK: http://gopb.co/chimchim


When was the last time you looked into a homeless persons eyes. I mean REALLY looked into them? That is what this piece is about. A chance to really look into their eye. Albeit in this film. A chance to see they are just like you and I. People who have just ended up in a really bad place…

A familiar song covered in a beautiful haunting way by London band, Turin Brakes whom I worked with on the music video Ascension Day. http://vimeo.com/18956665

Since then, between stealing my lenses for his GH2, singer Olly Knights and I have been concocting a way to work together again on a video. My crazy schedule has made this difficult…we will soon though…in the meantime he sent me this track from their new EP “Xerox” which set off all sorts of ideas in my head. I couldn’t have the band in it as they were on tour in the UK with their THE OPTIMIST: Live tour so I threw ideas at Olly to see what stuck..I wanted to capture some haunting images and this came to mind…It may technically be a music video but this is real. These people are real. The situation they are in is real. This gave me the chance to do some good from this hopefully and raise awareness. Homelessness is nothing new but often forgotten about.
You can donate to the two missions in Amarillo, Texas who helped us make this. Please help them and the people they help!


Read more on my blog here: http://gopb.co/chim

You can buy the Turin Brakes EP “Xerox” here: http://gopb.co/xerox

Shot on the RED EPIC using Canon L series Lenses.

Thanks to Vicky Taylor-Gore

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  1. With that high resolution, makes you just want to set up shop inside the pores of people’s faces. Lovely shots.

  2. etienne says:

    Lovely shots and still no “picture over story”.
    Deep bow!

  3. Greg Burks says:

    Powerful Philip. Always a pleasure to watch your work.

    1. jpiers says:

      Your an inspiration to many more people than your vimeo likes or Youtube thumbs up. Remember your ambassador of DSLR and well deserved. Keep pushing and stay excited. I don’t know where I would be with out Philip Bloom. been here since ex1/’hv20 love your stuff. KEEP ROLLING!

      really glad to see your doing well.

  4. mrgreenflicks says:

    Oh my. I was rivited watching this – never could imagine that slow mo, super tight shots, shallow depth could have such an impact. You are the master.