I’ve always been a fan of good Film Noir – the black and white, high contrast genre of suspense films that were perfected by the likes of Alfred Hitchcock, Carol Reed, and Fritz Lang.

Yesterday I was at the Empire Film Studios in Hackney, East London where they have preserved an old boiler room as a photo and film studio. It’s a fantastic space and perfect for photographing film noir.

With my Leica M10P, an assistant, some very basic lights, a few props and two willing models we created a loose narrative in the Film Noir style.