As an avid movie buff I have always been fascinated about how films are made and wondered about the weird and wonderful places portrayed in movies. I first got the idea and opportunity to visit some of those locations during a long trip to Los Angeles in 2010, when a friend posted some photos of their recent trip to Death Valley in California, which matched scenes from Star Wars (1977). My first ever location shot was the street used in Michael Jackson’s Thriller where they did the Zombie dance.
I was hooked. Since then, I have made hunting out locations of movies I love, a hobby, which has now become a bit of an obsession. After lots and lots of research, whenever I travel I arm myself with screenshots of the movie location(s) and a decent camera, ready to take the perfect snap of me at the exact movie location.
This has taken me to some amazing places and I have met some fantastic knowledgeable locals (some whom were there at the time of filming).