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David Carter, London, 2009

by Dave Tacon

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2010 Finalist

David Carter is a flamboyant self-styled dandy-about-London town. An internationally renowned interior designer, he had clear ideas about how he wanted to be photographed. Although I was pleased with a series of portraits of Carter inside his East London mansion, disguised by a large Afghan sheepskin hat and round sunglasses, I prefer this guarded yet revealing image of him. It was one of only two frames that I managed pre-shoot while sitting with him in his courtyard.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2010

Other NPPP photos from Dave Tacon

Jeffrey Smart, Tuscany, June 8, 2011 by Dave Tacon
NPPP 2012 Finalist

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2010

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.