It was a lovely drive in the sun yesterday from London, through the the heart of the lovely Cambridge Countryside in order to shoot some Portrait Photography of Mrs Eileen Webster. Eileen, a sprightly 97 year old, was one of the first female weather forecasters in the W.A.A.F, ( Women’s Auxiliary Air Force), and as such was involved with the weather predictions for the D Day Landings in 1944.
…one gets to see all manner of building interiors . Today I was at the International Maritime Organisation, London, to take a Portrait of Tatjana Krilic for a CQI Editorial. I have walked past this building on Albert Embankment many a time, it’s the one with a seven metre high Bronze Bow of a ship protruding from the entrance of the building, it’s known as The Seafarers Memorial, however, I have never been inside. As you can imagine its interior holds many references to ships and general maritime fare. One thing that caught my eye on my reccy for suitable backgrounds to Photograph against was this huge lighthouse optic from Orfordness Lighthouse. It was decommissioned in 2014 having been in service for 99 year, and what a beauty she was, and fantastic to ping a light through to produce an interesting Portrait.
Here we have a quick turnaround Portrait commission shot at the beginning of this week of the management team at TPG in Harrow, London. As we were shooting on location at their HQ and not in a studio with an infinity cove, I was required to Photograph three groups of individuals and retouch them into a single Group Portrait.
I have only just recently been made aware of this Photographic Project by Laurent Kronenthal, I think it’s a most wonderful set of images that document a past vision of future living and the people that presently populate this future-past environment. The portraits are sublime and act as the memory within this ‘new-world’, their stature dwarfed by the architectural ideology of what the future was to behold.