Shaun Bloodworth was one of Sheffield's finest sons. A renowned photographer, film maker and passionate advocate for all things made in Sheffield. Throughout his career Shaun worked with some of the biggest names in the underground music industry on projects that made him an internationally respected name in photographic portraiture. Shaun also turned his talents to film making and his unique approach to light and composition turned every frame into an individually viable photograph. His visually arresting short films focussed on projects concerning local makers and manufacturers in his home city of Sheffield. From the little mesters to the foundry floor at Forgemasters, Shaun's work documented a dwindling industry making its way back. Shaun was probably best known for his short film The Putter which had viral success across the globe and singlehandly saved the scissor manufacturer Ernest Wright & Sons from closure.
Sadly, after a four month long battle with illness, Shaun passed away last week. For his fans, his talent and skill as a photographer and film maker live on in his artistic legacy. For Sheffield, a city mourns the loss one of its brightest stars.
Take 20 minutes out of your day to enjoy these four films,
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If you enjoyed these films I'd encourage you to share them and keep Shaun's legacy alive through his work.