Liza Minnelli at the Hampton Court Palace Festival in Surrey.
The legendary US singer headlined the opening night of this year’s festival, which is set in the regal grounds of the palace and spans ten days. This was an instance of working within some of the tighter restrictions sometimes encountered at larger scale gigs, with photographers only given permission to shoot from the back of the first block of seats and from only one position there. Add to that a heavy dose of rain during the three song shooting time and you have a good old mix of challenges!
This was my favourite shot from the set – the scarlet scarf almost seems to be dancing around the singer, interpreting the music. A defiant splash of colour and movement contrasting with the grey skies overhanging a crowd tightly huddled under umbrellas.