Aberration Film and Photography is a creative enterprise lead by Jim and Finn Varney.
Having worked independently, each running successful businesses in our own media, we created ‘Aberration’ to combine strengths, merge visual ideas and synergize creative talent.
We’re a family business and very proud of it. We also work with a wider team of genius associates - a crew of like minded creative professionals who strive for excellence and enable us to deliver exceptional quality on projects large and small.
We love working together and relish the joy of creating beautiful imagery.
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Finn’s expansive experience in film includes working on commercials, feature films, music videos and documentaries; everywhere from dingy backstreets to the prestige of Pinewood. Crafting his own apprenticeship in filmmaking, Finn has built a career in the medium he loves through sheer grit and determination.
With eight years’ experience as an independent filmmaker, his work has the seasoned maturity of a fine wine while Finn himself retains the enthusiasm and playfulness he believes essential to visual creation
Aberration Films Ltd, 49 Newbiggin, Malton,
North Yorkshire, YO17 7JE, UK
Looking into the future I see still and moving image converging, and relish in the challenges and opportunities
as media develops.
Jim studied photography with social history photographer Stefan Sztromajer in Łódź, Poland and then at university in Nottingham before working as a freelance photographer for newspapers and magazines.
In 25 years, his work has grown and diversified, embracing the advances in style and technology which have transformed still image. He now works internationally for clients in editorial, commerce and advertising.
"The work that Jim & Finn have produced for us here at ARK over the years is fantastic. In house and on location. Even on those days when we were stood in the rain and snow, the guys came out with amazing shots.
I would recommend the team to anyone serious about producing top quality work.
Ben Nettleton, Creative Manager, Ark Fashion
"Jim puts the "WOW!" into visual impact for both on and off-line marketing. He is highly skilled, creative, engaging with the subject, fun to have on a photoshoot and truly professional. The images produced really do have the "WOW FACTOR"!"
Lesley Barlow, Business Development and Marketing Consultant
"I have worked with Jim and Finn in both a professional and personal capacity for over 8 years and I have never been anything less than 100% thrilled with the work they have done for me. Not only are they fantastic at what they do (and able to cope with any random situation thrown at them!) they genuinely care about getting the right shot and producing top quality work.
They are wonderful people and I will be using them in the future, along with recommending them to pretty much everyone I know!"
Laura Chambers, Communications, Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions www.balfourbeattyservices.com
"Sand In Your Eye have worked with Finn & Aberration Films on many creative projects since 2008 to the present day. As our projects are often unique and innovative Finn’s filming techniques have had to mirror this and he has often come up with astonishing methods & techniques to get the correct shots. He is totally dedicated and reliable on a project and has a quick turn around of filming to final film."
Jamie Wardley, Artistic Director, Sand In Your Eye
“Creative, insightful and technical marvels - Finn’s team at Aberration Films were a pleasure to work with and delivered results far and above our expectations. The films created by Aberration Films are not only highly polished and professional but have also had a measurable effect on increasing engagement and aiding conversion.
I would highly recommend Aberration Films to anyone who is looking to achieve professional video content that really does deliver.”
Rick Stephens, YorkTest Laboratories
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