Mark Mercer Photographer comments on Nelson shoot
Opportunities like this don’t come along that often. Getting to photograph one of London’s most famous residents at his own eye level was a great thrill.
As part of the cultural Olympiad many of London’s statues had been given a new lease of life with hats designed by the UK’s best milliners, Hatwalk 2012 finished with a charity auction of the hats.
Removing the hat from Nelson required a delicate operation at about 53 meters, and I was amazed at the Facelift operator’s skill and at how stable the Bronto 61’s platform is.
Shooting a Nelson’s eye level panorama at night, at 53 meters was a real photographic challenge, but we pulled it of. Thank you Facelift and the Hatwalk team.