Film maker Jason Figgis has just released a promo of his upcoming documentary called “Life Through a Lens”. The film, produced by Figgis West, is a documentary that follows the life of Shirley Baker, exploring her motivation and passion for photography
Figgis has been an admirer of Shirley’s work for many years and had planned to make a film of her life. He says, “Street photography has, as a filmmaker, always fascinated me. I have searched for the most evocative work that I could find over the years and repeatedly returned to the incredible and singular images captured by the unerring lens of Shirley Baker.
“It wasn’t long before I started looking into this talented photographer’s life story and became equally fascinated with the things which drove her as a woman and an artist. Her story is a fascinating one that is inextricably linked with her passion for capturing the changing world around her and also farther afield.”
Figgis directed his first feature film independently when he was asked to collaborate with the internationally acclaimed photographer Sir Simon Marsden on a documentary feature project called The Twilight Hour. He was then invited by BSkyB to join them as a director, where he worked many projects including a SkyArts feature called A Maverick in London with Alan Rickman, Joanna Lumley and Richard E Grant. He has over 30 director credits.