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Rocking the boat, 2006

by Mark Tedeschi

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2007 Finalist

Nicholas Cowdery is my boss. He is also the Director of Public Prosecutions. Although I like Nick very much and think that he is a terrific Director, the politicians don't like him much, because he is constantly rocking their boat. I took this photo at Pittwater on the outskirts of Sydney. I thought that Nick had a yacht, but when I arrived at Pittwater to photograph him, I found out that all he had was this little orange boat. As it turned out, it was all for the best.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2007

Other NPPP photos from Mark Tedeschi

Shall I be mother?, 2008 by Mark Tedeschi
2009 Finalist
Creative angst, 2011 by Mark Tedeschi
2012 Finalist
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