Professor Ulrich Beck at London School of Economics. This shot was taken for an interview for Globus magazine.
Professor Beck is an expert in sociology and a regular contributor to The Guardian. He is considered an authority on the issue of modernization and a prominent commentator on change and new possibilities for Europe.
So, for this portrait, I took him to the roof garden of the university for a backdrop of budding greenery that echoed the idea of new growth and change. I like the way the plants appear from a wall of soil at a slightly strange angle, so that it almost looks as though they are growing from the ground and that this is an aerial shot with the Professor floating in the air.
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