Lord Owen at Chester

Lord Owen [David Owen former Labour Foreigh Secretary]

Liverpool University asked me to photograph Lord Owen at their Degree ceremony held in Chester Cathedral, for students who attended the university’s Chester campus.

I was ushered into a side chapel, that had been set aside as a robing room, to set up for my pictures. I knew Lord Owen was on a tight schedule and I’d only have a few minutes to get the shots. Fine, that’s so often the case that you have that in mind as soon as the job is booked in. What they didn’t tell me… was that 40 other people in robes where following him into the chapel to dis-robe too! Fortunately my back was to this audience… and Lord Owen kept a straight face almost the whole time whilst they were held back and I got my shots.

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