Yes, I’ve frequently photographed Ministers, Royalty, Presidents, famous Pop stars & Captains of Industry. But I mostly photograph ordinary people. People who just do their job. People who are unused to the lens. Insecure about their looks. Hoping it will soon be over.
Having your picture taken for most people feels like going to the dentist. It might just bloody hurt. But I can – unlike my dentist – assure you that in my hands it doesn’t. It actually can be great fun.
A frequent compliment I get is that people find themselves relaxed, attractive and special in my pictures. And that’s exactly how I think a portrait should be. Because if you just take a good look, ordinary people can be very special.