This was quite an exciting job, to see a company launch onto the London Stock Exchange for the first time was quite an experience. It was my first time I was booked to photograph an event at the stock exchange.
Completely off the point but while I was working there I notice that Channel 4 First Dates restaurant happen to be right next to it.
I was commissioned to photograph the judging of a competition at 7:30 am one Tuesday morning, just off the Strand in Central London. I had worked for the company who had booked me to photograph the event a number of times previously and it was hinted that they would want more photographs of one judge in particular. Often with celebrities I am not told who they are before the job. Dragon’s Den star Deborah Meaden seemed very friendly and to the point, just like on the Den. One of the things I love about this job is that you get to meet and photograph so many people that you would never get to otherwise. Corporate events often have surprises like this, not just in PR events when you can almost expect the appearance of a celebrity or two.