David Reviews: Archer's Mark snap up Ian Derry

World-renowned photographer Ian Derry has kicked his directing career into gear by signing for Archer's Mark.

Having established himself in the photography realm, Derry has decided film is his next big adventure. He's already turned heads with his riveting portrait of freediver Johanna Nordblad, and Derry's now hard at work on his Archer's Mark bow.

It's a bold move switching disciplines like that. Derry must feel it's the right one. It's the latest progression for him. A natural photographer, he transitioned smoothly from school to local news to the national press. After covering events such as the Bosnian War and FA Cup finals, he felt he needed to broaden his horizons. That's where portraiture came in.

What grabbed him about portraiture? Derry wanted more of a connection with his subjects. He says: "I really wanted the one-and-one interaction with the artist so gradually started to shoot portraits". Soon enough, he was snapping some of the biggest names in entertainment and culture.

John Hurt, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, and Meryl Streep are just some of Derry's illustrious subjects, while this shot of Martin Scorsese captures the director's venerable presence.