The latest portraits in my Europeans project are of Richard, from Austria, and Miha from Slovenia. I photographed them at the Queens College sports ground where they both play football, on a glorious summer evening.This was one of those occasions when there wasn’t as much time to shoot as I’d have liked. Richard, Miha and I got to the sports grounds nice and early only to find the gates locked. While Richard hunted down a key, time ticked away leaving us with only 2-3 minutes to get a pair of portraits before the game started.
Fortunately the light was outstanding: patches of light cloud moving fast in the sky at golden hour. Perfect! I sat Richard down on this bend outside the main pavilion building and took no more than dozen shots using an 85mm f/1.8 lens. He was confident in front of the camera, which helped too.