The Houdini Diaries
BBC Studios for History. Feature Documentary.
Presented by Laurence Fishburne, The Houdini Diaries charts the extraordinary life of the most iconic showman of all time.
By opening Houdini’s legendary unseen dairies to the world for the first time, the film is able to produce stunning new insights into Ehric Weiss, the man behind the Houdini persona. What emerges is a complex and dark portrait of a man willing to push himself closer and closer to death in order to escape the demons of his past.
I was commissioned to create a set of photographs that capture the quieter intimate moments of Houdini’s life away from the spotlight. These images were used to fill in the gaps where no archival footage exists and help create a sense of intimacy with the man behind Houdini’s persona.