Speakers of the House of Commons and Portrait of Winston Churchill

Today on assignment for Diplomat magazine I was able to photograph the youngest ever Speaker of the House of Commons the Honourable Andrew Scheer.  I had been to the speaker's office before to photograph his predecessor Peter Milliken.  The big thing for me was last time I was there I put my flash away too soon when Mr. Milliken then struck a pose in front of the legendary photo of Churchill.  My only choice was to use the on camera flash.  It was a really good picture I thought in that both of their expressions and stance were similar to each other.

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The Honourable Peter Milliken, Speaker of the House of Commons

This time however, I was determined to try this again with a new subject.  When photographing these people, one doesn't have very much time to get the shot.  I think I took three poses to get this photo.   Unfortunately, I have a reflection of the chandelier in the image of Churchill, however I still like it.

For those of you who are not aware, the famous photo of Winston Churchill was taken in the very same office in 1941 by Youssef Karsh.  

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The Right Honourable Andrew Scheer, Speaker of the House of Commons

Maybe I'll get to go again someday.  Have I said recently how much I love my job ?