On Wednesday Lord Sebastian Coe paid a visit to my old university in Mile End, Queen Mary.
For the last four years QM has hosted the Annual Guest Speaker Lecture and this time former athlete, politician and now Chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games would speak. ‘The Winning Mind’ was the topic of the afternoon attended by a number of Economics and Finance students. It was an insightful lecture by an extraordinary man.
I was shooting at high ISOs throughout to avoid the unrelenting obnoxiousness of the flash. I am quite sure this reluctance will slap me soon enough.
Lord Coe is greeted by Dr Jon Davis and Elizabeth Price
Meeting the Principal and other university executives
Principal Simon Gaskell
And the book signing
This was a fun one.
Late last week I was contacted by a Norfolk-based PR company. They asked if I could shoot Michelin star chef, Galton Blackiston, and James Martin.
So early Saturday morning I keenly made my way to the Saturday Kitchen studio in south London. It was great fun sitting backstage and waiting for my opportunity to get stuck in. The show plays-out live and the schedule is relentless – you have a set amount of time and limited flexibility. A super experience and the food was superb.
The brief required shots of Galton and James together.
Galton Blackiston, Mark Sargeant, Emma Forbes and James Martin
Galton and James