I’ve been photographing female fellows at Christ’s College, Cambridge, for a couple of years now, and Dr Sophie Read was my last commission in the series. It’s been a massive honour to shoot this set of pictures – fascinating people in wonderful surroundings. What’s not to like?
Sophie was great in front of the camera. We started off shooting some pictures in her oak-panelled office using daylight from a large window that looked out onto the courtyard below. Next we wandered out into the fellow’s garden to try a couple of spots I’d seen on previous occasions, before finishing off by using one of the doorways that lead up to the beautiful old oak stair cases, which surround the First Court.
You can see other pictures from this series on my main portfolio site at ianfarrell.com/christs-college.