I've always been a big fan of behind the scenes images, though I'll be the first to admit that, when working on small, intimate photo shoots with a small creative team, such as this one, I don't always remember to capture as many BTS moments as I'd like. I'm too busy being the photographer, makeup-consultant, hair-consultant, set-designer, lighting director, general shoot manager, director, creative extraordinaire! It's always nice to have an assistant on hand with a second camera, but otherwise, I make do, be it because they're absent or too busy holding reflectors and rearranging lights to be using their own camera.
My mind, you can guarantee, will be racing, nails digging into the carpet as I pick apart his use of each colour; the symbolism of the green light in Vertigo, the alternating red and green in Rope, the fireworks illuminating the darkened room in To Catch a Thief. I am aware of the general 'Hitchcock colour theories', but I can't help but conjure up my own, as if its a code that only I can crack. I pick apart his lighting set ups, absorb every item that builds the carefully crafted sets, drool over the beautiful designs of Edith Head, envious of Grace Kelly or the various other Hitchcock blondes.