“Hey Kit, can you do a photoshoot tomorrow?” those words, or something like that, were the start of a fantastic time at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), Camden campus in London, covering Professor Lord Robert Winston’s visit and public lecture to a very packed lecture theatre. I had been invited by the Society of Reproduction and Fertility to photograph the lecture and also Lord Winston’s discussion of research with students before hand and the drinks reception afterwards. I’ve only selected a handful of images here which hopefully give an impression of the event. The lecture “Live longer – give up sex” was part of the society’s lecture series ‘Sex in three Cities‘. Thankfully I was free or I would have missed a very good lecture among other things. Lord Winston is a brilliant raconteur and covered topics from IVF to epigenetics.
What I love about covering events, the same thing I love about doing weddings, is capturing the atmosphere and being able to present this as a picture. The smiles, laughter, the body language, all the details that show people having a good time. It doesn’t matter what type of event, from being very serious to light and social, there are numerous details in the way people interact that tell the story and what is going on. For me its looking for those clues when choosing my shots. It is also not just about capturing the moment, it is about framing all of this and composition of the image when I take the shot.