London Photographer : Working With The Chief Rabbi

March 13, 2015

1503 Immanuel 463 HR C-21503 Immanuel 463 HR C-2 One of the great things about my photography is that it takes me to places and lets me see & hear people I would not normally get the chance to.  From Holocaust survivor, lectures on how the brain works, and the Chief Rabbi.

I have been lucky enough over a short period of time to have seen and photographed Lord Sacks, the previous chief Rabbi and the now current Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Mervis.  Not only do I get to see them but I also get to hear them. They are always inspiring, uplifting and thought provoking.

Earlier this week I was asked to cover the opening of a new wing in a new building of Immanuel College

 

 

 

So early morning I went to the school, took a quick walk around and prepared to shoot.  From the morning prayers, to the gathering in the hall, choirs singing, the addresses from school leaders and the Rabbi I snapped away.  A quick change of venue to the new building and block and the cutting of the ribbon and first view of the classrooms.  The day wasn't finished there, a quick coffee whilst the pictures uploaded and then several hours of review, selection and edit so the pictures can be delivered and posted that day.

It's a different pace to my normal portrait and event work and normally I leave exhausted from the effort but each and every time it's inspiring to be in the presence of the leaders and hear the words they have for the next generation.

 

Here's a few pictures and links to the blog entries on the Immanuel College site

 

Opening of the Daled Block

Remembering Paul De Naeyer

Remembering Gill Strauss

 

 

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