Steve McQueen in Parliament

 

Oscar nominated director of ’12 years a slave’, Steve McQueen, with leader of the opposition Ed Miliband, in parliament to introduce a showing of his film earlier this week.

2 Prime Ministers and a Senate meeting

Another interesting job last week courtesy of the House of Lords. The Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, spoke to members from both houses in the Robing Room, possibly the goldest room on the planet (making the recording of accurate skin tones a challenge!). Was very interesting to see the dynamic of British PM, David Cameron, and the leaders of the other parties, Ed Miliband  and Nick Clegg, chatting very informally before and afterwards. The following day I covered the annual meeting of the heads/speakers of the Senates of Europe Рi.e the House of Lords equivalents Рand shot the official group photo, in a room full of mirrors, remembering to duck down at the last minute to avoid getting in the picture myself..

Aung San Suu Kyi addresses MPs and Lords in Westminster Hall

A shoot from last year before I started this blog, but worth putting up as pretty memorable. I was quite a distance from her, struggling with an immense 500mm lens for most of it! Interesting to see Labour leader Ed Miliband chatting to the then Tory chief whip Andrew Mitchell, who has since been forced to resign over ‘plebgate’