Portrait photography

Ice Maiden Sophie Montagne frontispiece Countrylife

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Portrait of Ice Maiden Sophie Montagne

Very honoured to have met and photographing this inspiring young lady –  Sophie Montagne.     As covered recently on the BBC news, Sophie is part of the first all female team attempting to cross Antartica later in November this year.   The team has just returned from 3 weeks training in the Norwegian Wilderness, where they have skied 463km and climbed over 6000m, pulling 50kg behind them (about 75% of their bodyweight).

In November, their 3 month journey will be cover 1,700km during which they will be battling temperatures of -50C with wind speeds over 60mph.    Some feat.   Follow them on twitter @exicemaiden.

 

Portrait of HM the Queen

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Happy Sapphire Anniversary Your Majesty

At 90 years of age HM The Queen has been reigning over us now for 65 years and is still carrying on strong.   She is a true inspiration to us all.   Thank you Your Majesty for all that you have done, and continue to do, for our country and commonwealth.

I am feeling immensely privileged to have met and photographed HM The Queen on a few occasions.

When attending a course in portrait photography at the Royal Kensington and Chelsea College, we were asked by our tutor to consider how we would measure success – would it be financial, how many people we recruit, books published, recognition, awards, exhibitions etc?    I suspect that financial needs have driven most of my achievements, but photographing HM the Queen is an honour that’s going to be hard to beat!