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DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE SPECIAL EFFECTS
Mat Irvine Interview
 

 
 

CLIENT: PANINI, 2016

For this Special Edition of Doctor Who Magazine  I was commissioned to interview the visual effects designer Mat Irvine. He was the public face of the BBC Visual Effects Department in the 1970s and 1980s, appearing as a presenter on a variety of programmes, as well as giving talks about his work on Doctor Who, Blake’s 7  and many other shows.

The brief was to put a personality to the names seen on Doctor Who’s end credits. I suggested a face-to-face visit so I could photograph Mat in his workshop, which also houses, in mint condition, several of the models he built, as well as the Doctor’s robot dog, K9. Two of my photographs were used in the subsequent feature ‘Plastic Surgery’.

Photographs © Robert Fairclough 2016.

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