In 1996, while
sporadically shooting the Charlie Chaplin short, some college friends
and I decided we would set up an interior design and specialist
paint effect company.
The plan was that we would find enough work
to keep ourselves out of trouble but would still keep a considerable
part of our time free to pursue our personal work as artists - a
balance which turned out to be more difficult to maintain than expected.
We called ourselves 'Triskill
We started working for Guinness and quickly
became the team that they sent on their long haul jobs to their
developing markets in the furthest flung corners of the world -
Russia, China, etc. In winter 1996 we did their first Irish Pub
As I had been feverishly rough cutting black
and white Super 8mm for the Chaplin short before I left, I decided
to bring a fairly battered, disposable Yashica camera ( my first,
from 1982 ) and a bag of colour Super 8 mm ( which ultimately became
more important than my luggage ).