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Project Portrait: Day 115

Well, it’s been quite a while since I’ve found the time to have someone come and sit for me outside of my job of writing and my new job (kind of) taking pictures. Months in fact. But I’ve been taking lots of photos, as I’m sure you’ve all seen, but I’ve never forgot the intimate nature of the work I did taking portraits. So it gives me great pleasure to present my picture of Robert Delamere. Rob has been my best friend for six years, and in that time we’ve traveled together, written together and shared a big chunk of our lives together. So for this photo I wanted to create something of the Rob I knew. Rob is an award-winning theatre director, producer, start-up founder and development guru. He’s also one of the top 50 most creative people in the UK according to Creative Review. You could say he’s a serious man, and lots of people think so. But that’s not the Rob I see. He has a playful spirit and is always looking for ways to break out of the mold people try to put him in as a ‘serious creative’. So this photo is a response to that. Shot in black and white after a few beers in my studio, it’s a personal portrait of a person that many people say they know, but in reality, I don’t think they do.