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Friends, colleagues and a nice fat cheque for charity...

2011.11.09
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A few years ago I worked for a while with some people in Canary Wharf who became friends and have remained so since.

They know I am keen on photography and a few weeks ago one of them asked me if I would take some photos of the whole team (12 of them) for a newsletter and promotional material they intended to produce. I was happy to do so despite being rather nervous about the prospect as taking pictures of people isn't exactly my strength.... give me a nice motionless landscape any day (and this was a bunch of lawyers so who knows what I was letting myself in for!!).

Anyway I worked from their office for a few days and each day for a couple of hours around lunchtime I went off with them individually to take a mix of pictures in the office and outside.

After several evenings of sorting, selecting and editing I finally delivered half a dozen pictures of each person both in colour and black and white. (I prefer the b/w myself and the pictures I have posted here are just a small selection.)

Thankfully they were pleased with the results and, remarkably so I thought, wanted to pay me for my efforts.

However, I am not a professional photographer and would never pretend to be one but I suggested that perhaps a donation to charity would be a nice gesture.

The cogs of accounts departments turn slowly but yesterday the funds cleared in my account and today I wrote a cheque for several hundred pounds to St. Andrew's Hospice that looked after my sister in her last few weeks back in 2007.

So it was a good result - customer happy, photographer happy (that they are) and hospice happy with an early Christmas present.

No doubt they won't like me posting their mug-shots but this is by way of a thank you from me - they made it a fun exercise and at the end of the day a worthy cause is a bit better off. :-)
12 Comments
????? great portraits 3rd one is great :)
????? · 2011-11-09: 13:32
????? lavoro molto bello, ritratti ricchi di emozioni e buona tecnica realizzativa specialmente il primo
????? · 2011-11-09: 13:37
gonia I like these pictures very much!
gonia · 2011-11-09: 13:51
marilynx Well Done you...on all counts!
marilynx · 2011-11-09: 13:52
jennyLit great portraits!
jennyLit · 2011-11-09: 14:12
burbulz what a wonderful story - and you turned out to be great portraitist. I'd love to see more portraits someday.
and I think now you are living proof that lawyers are the nicest people in the world.
burbulz · 2011-11-09: 16:08
slowpete I think you did a great job. one can see the different personalities in the photos
slowpete · 2011-11-10: 00:47
DancingDolphin Good job and terrific story.... LOVE the first one, it looks very much professional. Actually way more interesting than 'professional'. :-)
DancingDolphin · 2011-11-10: 11:59
girafferacing What a wonderful set of portraits - I think you did a fantastic job!
girafferacing · 2011-11-10: 19:16
busybee In this case Black and White is the best well done.....
busybee · 2011-11-11: 10:54
liveandletlive Great portraits and wonderful gesture. Sounds like a very worthy cause.
liveandletlive · 2011-11-16: 22:22
keeyo I love number one.........!!
keeyo · 2011-11-17: 12:21
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