I like to do environmental portraits; these will show people in their own environment where they feel more comfortable, and where they are more likely to be themselves. This could be in their own home, or at their place of work, or at a place of their choice. If they are occupied with something, so much the better, sometimes just with their own thoughts. I would rather just observe this than contrive.
I've shot many portraits for various publications. Often a particular type of portrait might be required quickly by a picture editor, and I've supplied pictures in this way. But every person is different, and this is just as much a part of the resulting picture as the time it takes.
The photographs are shown in no particular order.
Woodsman
Woodsman
Bed manager and ward sister
Bed manager and ward sister
Forestry Commission worker
Forestry Commission worker
Cathedral Education Officer
Cathedral Education Officer
Freeminer
Freeminer
Hayley Westenra
Hayley Westenra
Acupuncturist
Acupuncturist
J.E.R.Aspinall
J.E.R.Aspinall
Speech and Language Therapy Manager
Speech and Language Therapy Manager
Lave Net Fisherman
Lave Net Fisherman
Mr. Biddles
Mr. Biddles
Vineyard owner
Vineyard owner
Mrs. Fennel
Mrs. Fennel
Nicky and family
Nicky and family
Norman Ivison
Norman Ivison
Pam Rhodes
Pam Rhodes
Phyllida Law
Phyllida Law
 Princess Anne
Princess Anne
Retired sheep badger
Retired sheep badger
Soeur Jacquermin
Soeur Jacquermin
 Surgeon, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
Surgeon, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
Tom Fryer
Tom Fryer
Surgery visitor
Surgery visitor