Film and TV fans travel thousands of miles across UK and America to recreate their favourite scenes
A couple of film obsessed fans have recreated some of their favourite TV and movie moments – by traveling to the exact locations and capturing them using their iPad.
Tiia Öhman, 37 and Satu Walden, 33, have travelled thousands of miles across North America and Ireland to recapture the magic of their best loved scenes.
The pair from Cardiff have visited hundreds of iconic locations from TV shows such as Doctor Who and Game of Thrones to famous films The Hangover and Forest Gump.
They then bring their favourite scenes to life with what they call ‘scene-framing’ photography where they take a screenshot of their favourite scene on their ipad or phone and photograph it at the location where it was filmed.
Tiia Öhman, a freelance photographer, said: “Being huge fans of both TV and movies, in 2013 we decided to build our summer trip to the UK around visiting filming locations.
“We’d seen a couple of photos similar to our sceneframing ones done with printed photographs and Tiia wanted to try the technique.
“She had a bunch of photos printed out for the trip but sadly left them at home.
“Luckily, Satu had her iPad with her and we decided to see if the photos would work with a tablet instead of a print – and they did.
“A few months after the trip when Tiia posted the photos online, the reaction was more than we could’ve ever anticipated.”
Originally from Finland, Tiia and Satu spend their spare time researching new movie and film locations for their ‘fangirl quest’ blog (www.fangirlquest.com).
In 2014, the film obsessed pair spent six weeks driving 7,500 miles across North America in the hunt for the action spots, visiting 90 different locations and sceneframed almost 40 movies and TV shows.
While earlier this year, the pair visited Ireland to re-trace the steps of their Game Of Thrones idols, cramming in around 15 locations into just three days.
Tiia said: “We saw so many amazing places, but our favourite was definitely Vancouver, where Supernatural is filmed and all the Walking Dead locations in Atlanta.
“We were even lucky enough to see both shows being filmed and met some of the actors.
“Earlier this year we spent a few days in Northern Ireland visiting as many Game of Thrones locations as we possibly could.
“Thanks to the relatively short distances we were able to cram 15 locations into just three days.
“The sceneries were amazing and we even got to dress up in Game of Thrones costumes and try our hand at some archery at Castle Ward, which served as the setting for Winterfell in the earlier seasons.”