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David Carter, London, 2009

by Dave Tacon

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2010 Finalist

David Carter, London, 2009

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.

Other NPPP photos from Dave Tacon