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Project Portrait: Day 12

Day 12 of Project Portrait. Next up is Owen Williams – a reporter for The Next Web. I’ve known Owen since March where we met in Amsterdam for the first time. He’d just moved to the Netherlands from New Zealand, and had been on an epic 54 hour journey and his luggage hadn’t even turned up. Yet, he was still smiling. Owen is a massive tech fan, and so I wanted to have him surrounded by the gadgets he surrounds himself with. This was shot (on the floor) at The Next Web’s HQ.

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Project Portrait: Day 11

Day 11 of Project Portrait. It’s Thursday, which means it’s #tbt! This week I’ve dug out a photo of my 83-year-old grandfather. I shot this in Newbury about three years ago. My grandfather has had a rich and varied life. He served in Malaysia during the little talked about conflict in the 1950s, was a docker, a builder and gave it all up to care for my grandmother when she had a stroke in the 80s. My grandmother died suddenly not to long after this photo was taken. There were some dark moments, but since then he’s rebuilt his life, started again, in his 80s. He’s ‘courting’ (his word, not mine) again, and at my last count, he had three on the go. If I look anything like he does in his 80s, I’ll be very lucky.

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Portrait Project: Day 10

Day 10 (double digits, wahoo!) this is Andrew James Dickens, he’s the head of special projects at ShortList Magazine. I’ve known Dickens for years, as we worked together on ShortList in my first proper job as a journalist. He’s a life long Arsenal fan, so I thought it’d be a good idea to sneak into the fancy apartments that now stand where Highbury Stadium once was. Behind him is where the pitch used to sit, and I asked Andrew to show me how he sat when he used to watch games there. Stressed and anxious in equal measure.

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Project Portrait: Day 9

Day 9 of Project Portrait. Next up is Turlough Fortune – a freelance designer and former flatmate. I first met Turlough in the hallway of a warehouse I used to share with 9 other people in 2012. All I got was a little more than a ‘heyyy’, but since then I’ve baked him a cake and spent many a morning doing burpees in Clissold Park. For this photo I wanted something graphical in the photo, with strong colours, hence the plant and orange and black circles coming out of his head.