I had the privilege to meet and photograph Prof Stephen Hawking at his office last week at Cambridge University. The last time I photographed Stephen was in Utah, USA, eighteen years ago while working as the official photographer on a film called, ‘Fate of the Universe,’ Directed by Diane Beam. Diane and I became good friends while working together. It was very magical meeting Diane and Stephen again all these years later. I gave Prof Hawking a photograph I took outside King’s College, Cambridge when we first met and he now has it sitting on his bookshelf in his office. (Diane is the lady sitting next to him). A very special day indeed and hopefully more to follow soon….
I have been working on a series of portraits of incredible people who are in their ‘Golden years,’ and feel very fortunate to meet each individual who have such zest for life and stories to share.