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.
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.
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 ?