Baz is a London-based Director of Photography with British and Irish (EU) passports. He is a member of the Irish Society of Cinematographers.
Baz grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and after a short-lived career in the music industry, which included a world tour and a summer with Miles Davis, he moved to London to study film. In a ten-year spell as a camera assistant, spanning features and commercials, Baz was fortunate enough to work on several films for two British cinematic greats, Barry Ackroyd and Seamus McGarvey, and cites them both as major influences on his style and career.
Baz started shooting in the early 2000s, and his short films include the Berlin Film festival winner "Relativity", and Martin McDonagh's “Six Shooter”, which won the Oscar in 2006. In 2017 Baz won the Welsh Bafta for best factual photography for his documentary “Aberfan Young Wives’ Club”, which had already won the RTS award. Baz has shot for directors including Rufus Norris, Marc Evans, Olly Blackburn, China Moo Young, Jon Ronson, James Griffiths, Rankin, Luke Scott and Ron Scalpello. In 2012 Baz was the lighting designer for Secret Cinema’s record-breaking ‘immersive theatre’ production of “Prometheus”, seen by over 25,000 people, and fully endorsed by Ridley Scott.
The ‘Stills’ page is a selection from Baz’s work on an ongoing project that utilizes a more lo-fi aesthetic, and looser approach, to create a world of heightened naturalism. The vivid, stripped-down colour palette is obtained using a Contax T2 camera and reversal film.
Baz's latest project “Trauma” is due on the screen in early 2018. It's a 3-part original drama for ITV, starring John Simm and Adrian Lester, directed by Marc Evans and written by award-winning writer Mike Bartlett.