– The hugely inspiring Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton. I remember shaking her hand in an introduction and the pressure from her handshake stood in great contrast to the sweet and pretty face in front of me. We photographed Victoria at Camden school for girls to show the great inspiration she is for the younger generation of girls in the UK today.
The current issue of British Vogue (March) features an article on influential women. I was commissioned to photograph four different portraits:
– The stunningly beautiful reporter Nima Elbagir was photographed at the Foreign Press Association, on one of their balconies with stunning sunset giving London an exotic feel. Nima is mostly known for her coverage of events in Somalia.
– Jess Hallett and Sarah Murray, founders of the company Darling. When their friend Sam Archer Fayet and her six month old daughter was killed in the 2004 tsunami Jess and Sarah helped her family set up the charity Samanddruby.com, for which they enlisted fashion photographers to raise funds to help build schools and educate orphans in Thailand’s Phang Hga Province.
– The actress Amber Sainsbury founded the non-profit organisation called Dramatic Need which takes arts professionals to South Africa to help under privileged children to find a creative outlet.
The March issue of Vogue is out now and will be on the shelves until the end of February so please pick up the magazine to read the full feature.