A fascinating new interview with Tom Riley for LeoEdit.com has been posted online. Unusually, while it is promoting his current role in The Nevers, Tom mainly shares his love for all things photography, and includes the self portrait above (how many mirrors?). We find out about Tom's favourite photographs, muses, and dream cameras. Read the interview in full on LeoEdit.com.
HOW I GOT INTO TAKING PHOTOS
“A fascination with the composition of shots in films. The type of photos I’ve become obsessed with aren’t necessarily ones that I was exposed to growing up. The first shots I actively remember taking my breath away were images captured on celluloid. The way Terrence Malick shot nature, or Leos Carax faces, or Emmanuel Lubezki light, or Wes Anderson symmetry. However I got there, the minute I started capturing those moments on camera at home, mostly by accident, but sometimes not, was the moment I fell in love with it.”
FAVORITE SHOOTING LOCATION
“Anywhere teeming with all sorts of people. Preferably somewhere where cameras are everywhere and it’s easier to blend in unassumingly and unobtrusively. Times Square. Piccadilly Circus. Parties. Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Dollywood…”
FAVORITE PHOTO I OWN BY SOMEONE ELSE
“A personal one, though it does bear all the hallmarks of shots I like. My friend Dianna caught it at my wedding. It’s black and white, completely candid and unposed, yet looks staged. My wife [actress Lizzy Caplan] and I are sitting on the floor laughing, pin-sharp, and behind us, some of our friends are dancing, all out of focus, over and underexposed. It immortalized this moment of joy, both inside us and all around us.”
Tom Riley fans in UK will soon be able to watch The Nevers! The series begins on Monday 17th May on Sky Atlantic, and also on NOW TV. Finally we can see what those in the rst of the world have enjoyed.