Stunning art installation by Ryoji Ikeda that was next to the Parliament building last week as part of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. The 15km high monumental beams of light were accompanied by an ambient soundtrack giving a very calming feeling to the whole experience, the last shot is the view from my back garden 6 miles or so away!

Angela Merkel addressing both Houses of Parliament

Exciting day yesterday photographing the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, visiting Parliament to address both Houses. Love the shot of the ‘duelling lenses’, and interestingly if you look carefully you can see a tiny ear-piece in Mr Cameron’s ear, up until then I’d been very impressed that he’d understood the Chancellor’s speech in German without needing the unsightly, potential hairdo ruining, headphones that everyone else had been wearing!

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.