Queen Elizabeth II wearing the robes of The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle. Taken on location at Balmoral, inspired by Raeburn
Collection of the National Portrait Gallery of Scotland
Her Majesty on holiday at Balmoral
On her accession to the throne, Her Majesty vowed to dedicate her life to service and duty. It is this that I wanted to portray in my Diamond Jubilee portrait, taken in her study at Balmoral. She is attending to her red boxes even though she is on holiday. My inspiration came from a photograph of George VI sitting at the same desk
Symbols of Sovereignty: The Golden Jubilee portrait
Her Majesty The Queen, Colonel in Chief of the Household Division with their Standards and Colours
Taken at Windsor Castle
LEFT: HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Colonel of the Grenadier Guards
RIGHT: HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Master of Trinity House
The Late Queen Mother at Walmer Castle, home of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports
The last portrait of HRH Princess Margaret, wearing The Star of India
HRH Prince William on his installation as 1000th Knight of the Garter
Taken at Windsor Castle
A portrait can make someone look a hero! Yet, while today’s technology turns us all into photographers, it takes a professional to produce an image with gravitas. I believe that everyone Should have a good photograph of themselves, and corporate portrait is no exception. My many years of experience have proven that an enlightened client who recognises this truth makes for great work that pleases the individual and projects a powerful and unified business image. From portraits of Board members at the top of their trade to head shots of team members, I aim to reveal an insight into character that puts a human face to the corporate identity.
Thomas Miller: some of the staff
12 King’s Bench Walk: barristers and clerks
Cadbury: board of directors. The colours are inspired by Green & Black's chocolates
Legal & General: the board
Old Mutual: the board
Shepherd Neame: the CEO
Hammerson: the Chairman
Hachette UK: the CEO
UBS: the Chairman
Kenzo Tang, the architect, photographed in Tokyo
Mitchell's & Butler: the CEO
CBI: the Chairman
Bruce Oldfield, above the shop in Beauchamp Place
The Lord Mayor of London's staff in Mansion House
PORTRAITS of Artists & Writers
I like photographing writers and painters – they understand creative collaboration.
Nicky Philipps in her studio with her portrait of HM The Queen
Nicky Philipps at work in her studio
Richard Stone with some of his royal portraits in his studio
Richard at work on his portrait of Fiona Woolf, Lord Mayor of London, in Mansion House
Arabella Dorman in her studio, a three part composite self-portrait
Maggie Hambling at a show of her paintings in Cork Street
Andy Goldsworthy, with his North Pole work
Andy Goldsworthy about to collapse a stone arch
Andy Goldsworthy: Red Pools made with sandstone dust, near his house in Penpont
Pregnant Maria Marshall with her mobile pod sculptures
Architect Michael Manser surveys the plans and models of his buildings unbuilt. Photographed for the Royal Academy
William Boyd at home
The late Robin Cook in the French House in Soho
Iris Murdoch towards the end of her life
James Herriot, Penguin book covers
Historian Dr. Anna Keay photographed on the site of the Battle of Sedgemoor for her biography of the Duke of Monmouth
Poet and farmer, Phillip Holland overlooking the family farm in the Peak District. Behind him are the Four Hills of Glutton Grange, the title of one of his poems
The difference between a painted portrait and a photographic portrait is that the photographer does not have the luxury of time – often over numerous sittings – to discover the soul of the sitter. So what does a photographer have over a painter? The answer is location, props, re-touching, photographic and digital techniques and unlimited sources of light. All of these are genuine ingredients of good photographic portraits.
These four portraits are from an ongoing series of portraits of people who still sleep in the bedroom where they were born.
THE BELNORD: This series of portraits of residents at home was commissioned by the owner of this landmark building in New York, for a book to commemorate its centenary.
Judith Davidoff Rosen
Paul & Sara Sheftel
Andrew & Judith Lipton
The Maintenance staff in the boiler room
The Doorman closing the gates at midnight
I saw these couples on the street and invited them to the studio. This is part of an ongoing project entitled ‘Nature’s Couples’.
Sir Nicholas Serota, Director of Tate in the Henry Moore Room (Sunday Times)
The Most Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, at Lambeth Palace
Sir Richard Branson
Lady ‘Bubbles’ Rothermere
Maryann Jordan, Seattle Art Museum, with Caterpillar Suit by Walter Oltmann
Kafir Kalash sisters
This is one of my favourite pictures. I saw these sisters on the first day of my visit to Bumburet Valley. I wanted them to be familiar with my presence so I waited a day before I took their portrait.
I have worked for the British Army on numerous projects over the course of my career. I was the first civilian photographer into the Falklands after the Argentinian surrender, I have photographed NATO exercises and, latterly, produced a number of books on different aspects of the Army.
Gunner Leona Gainer polishing the breach of one of the King's Troop, The Royal Horse Artillery guns
The Officers and Warrant Officers of the Household Cavalry taken outside Buckingham Palace at 05.00
The Commanding Officer of the Household Cavalry in the Officers’ Mess
Captain Teddy zu Schaumburg-Lippe of the German Army, on secondment to the Life Guards, in front of a portrait of his great-great-grandfather, the Kaiser, also wearing the uniform of the Life Guards
A poster for the London Guard Rooms
General Bucknall, Colonel of the Coldstream Guards, with the archives of the regiment
Garrison Sergeant Major W01 Bill Mott WG, in Horse Guards
The Senior Drum Major with the pipes and drums of The Band of the Foot Guards
Major Simon Hall, Commanding Officer of the King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery
The Master Gunner of St James’ with a detachment of the King’s Troop in Green Park
The Pioneers from the Fusiliers of the London Regiment
Lieutenant Oli Wace, the Grenadier Guards
Her Majesty The Queen with Colonels and past Colonels of the Household Cavalry
People At Work
I have always been interested in the 'world of work’, one of the major photographic subjects. I try to convey what it feels like to do the job, giving each task dignity.
I have photographed over 100 annual reports and company brochures, taking pictures on location, in the studio and the boardroom.
In the Green Man Pub, for Punch Taverns Annual Report
For Sonagas in Angola. His job was to protect the workers on site. He has just caught a black cobra
The pub sign artist at work. For Tetley’s
Guava harvest in Guadalajara in Mexico. For Allied Domecq annual report
Tea tasting and blending for Tetley tea. For Allied Domecq
Coffee tasting and blending in Arusha, Tanzania. For ED&F Mann
Midwives weighing the baby after a home birth
Shop staff in Hammerson shopping malls in Spitalfields, Paris, Bristol, Reading and Brent Cross
Drug production in an ultra-clean lab in Basle. For Ciba annual report
Open heart surgery in King's College Hospital, London
Sugar cane cutter in Swaziland for Barclays Bank
Portraits for Keepers of the kingdom
My idea was to create a visual history of Britain through its arcane titles. I came up with a formula for the portraits in the book, each one should contain at least 3 out of 5 characteristics: symbol, history, uniform, location and an action. The resulting set of portraits would have cohesion. Each of these titles is still in existence, some are still relevant and some no longer so. The resulting book, Keepers: The Ancient Offices of Britain, has been published in 3 editions.
The Bearer of the Dog Whipper’s Rod in Exeter Cathedral
A Knight of the Bath in St John’s Chapel, The Tower of London at dawn
A Knight of the Thistle in the Chapel, St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh
The Earl Marshall, The Garter King of Arms, and the College of Heralds in the Robing Room of the House of Lords, after the State Opening of Parliament
The Master, a Brother of the Old Poor and a Brother of the New Poor, in the Abbey of St Cross, Winchester
The Queen’s Swan Marker
The Archbishop of Canterbury at the Martyrdom in Canterbury Cathedral
The Mother General and the Sisters of Tyburn
The Boy Bishop of Wells Cathedral
The Master of the Tallow Chandlers Company
The First Sea Lord on the bridge of HMS. Dauntless, with HMS. St. Albans alongside
I like this picture. It is a prime example of a photographic portrait that owes nothing to a painted portrait. Although he is small, there is no doubt that he is the focus of attention.
The Queen's birthday parade – Trooping The Colour
Every photographer needs a project. I have photographed the Trooping the Colour over 30 years, 8 years intensively for this book.
For me, The Birthday Parade is the perfect photographic subject. It requires both a large amount of research, as well as employing the full arsenal of photographic equipment to accurately capture the people, colour, movement, ritual and history of the event.
I knew there was much more to the parade than just a spectacle, which is why I produced this book.
A Coldstream Officer gives the command ‘Eyes Right’ as they march past Her Majesty The Queen
The Colour is ‘trooped’ between the ranks
The Garrison Sergeant Major checks his watch, observed by the new GSM, the Sergeant Major of the regiment trooping their Colour, and the Scribe.
The Life Guards Officer salutes Her Majesty The Queen. The Squadron Corporal Major dips the Standard, at the walk
The Grenadier Guards giving 'Eyes Right' during Spring Drills, Purbright Barracks
There are approximately 6 rehearsals for the Birthday Parade, most in the early morning. The Household Cavalry being inspected by the Commanding Officer at 04.30
Last minute adjustments are made before the Grenadier Guards form up for inspection by the Major General at Aldershot Barracks
The Senior Drum Major checks the bands’ dressing at a rehearsal on Horse Guards
The King's Troop gallop off at The Royal Windsor Horse Show
Drum Majors, in state dress. The oldest uniform in the British Army
I shoot a lot of portraits in my studio: these are mainly private commissions from people who want a traditional black and white portrait.
I have worked for many magazines and publications, photographing all kinds of events. It's always a privilege to be in the front row of any event. Here are just a few examples.
The Woodmen of Arden. The Scorer signals that an Archer has hit the ‘clout’
The Woodmen of Arden let loose a volley of arrows
The winning Archer is sung into lunch in Forest Hall during their Wardmote
SPORTS YOU WON'T SEE IN THE OLYMPICS
Below is a selection of photographs from my collection: Sports you wont see at the Olympics.
Croquet at The Hurlingham Club
Wool sack racing in Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Carriage driving at The Royal Windsor Horse Show
Polo at the Guards Polo Club
THE LORD MAYOR OF LONDON
The proposed Lord Mayor is presented to the Lord Chancellor in the House of Lords
The Silent Ceremony in the Guildhall
The retiring Lord Mayor handing over to the new Lord Mayor
The Lord Mayor is welcomed to Mansion House by the Pageant Master after the Lord Mayor’s Show
A wreath is laid on the spot where Lord Nelson died on HMS. Victory
WHITEHALL, CHIRSTMAS DAY
At 01.00 on Christmas Day, a hay net is given to the statue opposite Horse Guards, in the belief that all animal statues come alive for a few hours on Christmas morning
Camel Cigarettes, photographed 12 ads on location in Venezuela
DHL, photographed 8 ads on location in Cincinatti
United Utilities logo, fashioned as sculpture. Photographed on location in Devon.
United Utilities logo, fashioned as sculpture. Photographed on location in Lancashire.
Ciba cough medicine, photographed on location in New York City
British Gas Christmas Card. Photographed on location in the Yorkshire Dales.
The Prodigy in Valencia on their European tour
David Bowie, European Tour. On location in Milton Keynes for Time Magazine
Andy Goldsworthy, Sand Work in the Egyptian Hall, The British Museum
From a series of pictures used by The Seattle Art Museum
THE OLDEST: Everything That's Not in a Museum
The Oldest Company: The Royal Mint - coinage of all the Kings and Queens of England.