The BBC's North American Editor - at the ArtsHouse - a great insight into the USA and so much more. A great sense of humour - he needs it IMHO.
Sir Roy Strong at the Stratford Literary Festival .Writer,Historian & Gardener .From Director of the V&A and the National Portrait gallery the are just some of his huge contributions to the cultural life of the UK . A hero that I was not disappointed to meet .
Andrew Marr - As a photographer,I am privileged to meet some truly great people. I personally admire Andrew Marr who is among those who I believe makes a great contribution to our lives, by holding politicians to account. This man does it supremely well & as if that weren't enough, he is also an author and artist .
One of my favorite chefs and writer- use more of his inventive recipes than any other.
25 years since his release from captivity in Beirut .the envoy gave a personal account of his harrowing experiences . A photographer has a hard job to show that in a portrait .
The wonderful Rev Richard Coles ,one of the top 'desirable dinner guests' of the nation ? A most eradite ,entertaining and engaging gentleman that it was pleasure to photograph at my PopUp studio at the Artshouse in Stratford upon Avon .November 2016 . The background is one of my collection of Victorian photographic backdrops, hand painted probably by scenic artists around 1895 ? I have the original mahogany and iron stand ,just a little too heavy to take on location ,but the smaller backdrops are fine,although looking a little tired .
Celebrity Chef - with 2 Mitchelin Stars and a string of books - a portrait that is not his usual smiling face -Mr Kerridge has steel in those eyes ,he believes in bloody hard work and I think he also has great talent and a drive that makes things happen ,
Birmingham Stage Company - Barmy Britain - Horrible Histories
Matthew Oliver ,Caroline Webb & Nikki Feris
Barmy Britain - Horrible Histories Birmingham Stage Company
At the Artshouse in Stratford upon Avon . Baroness Chakrabarti, is a British Labour member of the House of Lords. A very warm ,funny and wonderful lady, IMHO.
Mr Stein was all that I expected, a charming gentlemen that works very hard - just like all the subjects at the Literary Festival -success does not just happen.
portraits take at the Stratford Literary Festival of authors & presenters.