One of the things I love about taking portraits, is that it often allows an opportunity to meet some incredible personalities. I’ve been shooting a series of portraits over the last year for The British Legion and have met some amazing characters, with stories that are both moving and incredible in equal measure.
I photographed Ron Jones at his home in South Wales . He spent two years as a POW at Auschwitz and then was forced on a ‘death’ march for 17 weeks across Poland, Germany and Austria. Such a humbling experience to hear Ron recount his wartime stories.
Further British Legion portraits can be seen on my website.
The kind folk at ‘The Printspace’ have featured me today on their blog. This coincides with the launch of my new website:
It’s amazing to think ‘The Landrover’ has been around for over 60 years. Whilst photographing Stephen Wilks, it was fantastic to hear how his father, Maurice, developed the very first model immediately after the war. The feature and portrait can be seen in the current edition of ‘Onelife’ magazine.
For the same publication I had the honour of meeting David Attenborough. Photographing him with Tim Slessor reminisce over one of the first overland expeditions using early Landrovers.