MICHAEL LAZENBY

23 YEARS OLD / STOCKTON - ON - TEES UK

Creativity has been a huge influence on my life for as long as I can remember. From a young age I've had an imagination that really shaped my childhood. I grew up as a Spielberg kid, falling in love with films such as Jurassic Park, E.T. and Indiana Jones.  As I got older I began to explore the world around me a lot more. I fell in love with the vistas i saw, huge mountains and expansive landscapes with the deepest lakes. My eyes were open more than they had ever been before. I knew I had to bring these experiences to life as living memories, so I started taking pictures with my phone and making short films of our adventures. This quickly led to me buying my first camera, a purchase that changed my life forever. My work has changed so much in the short time I've been creating. The introduction of drones and aerial cinematography into my workflow has completely re-invented my style.

I feel incredibly grateful to of found something I love doing, not many people do. Growing up surrounded by the Yorkshire air and the prospect of adventure on my doorstep has really allowed me to execute my dreams in incredible ways. My work has given me a new appreciation for the world around us, and exposed me to places I would have otherwise never seen. Its been an incredible journey, but its only just beginning.

 

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IN THE MEDIA

Stunning drone footage created by a Stockton filmmaker shows northern England in ways you may never have seen before.
— Evening Gazette
A filmmaker has created his very own love letter to the Lake District, with stunning aerial footage of Cumbria.
— The Mail
 

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