This film is part of Free

Bird's-eye View

The unusual angle of an amateur auteur

Travelogue 1949 11 mins


A new angle on London, Kew, Marseilles and Paris: every single shot of this experimental exercise is taken with the camera pointing downwards. The work of Matthew Nathan who over a 50-year period was a well-known exponent of ‘pro-am’ 16mm filmmaking: a true amateur auteur.