Written by Fran Monks and published on the 11th October, 2012.
Categorised under Bespoke Portraits.
Now that I live in the city of dreaming spires, I am surrounded by academics. Looking at some of the university websites, I suspect there is a huge untapped market for taking decent photos of dons… These were some portraits I took of a Mellon Research Fellow in American History from Cambridge. She told me she was often asked for a head shot of herself, and wanted to be able to provide something a bit more impressive than the usual snap shot in front of a bookshelf. It was a tight brief because we probably only spent 15 minutes taking photos, but here’s what we came up with.