Portrait Photography: Sir Alex Ferguson

Thursday was quite an unusual day! Not only did I get to visit Media City in Manchester, I also got to meet and do a portrait of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. I took a late booking to head up to Media City to do a portrait of Sir Alex. As a football fan it was quite a nice prospect. As always with these celebrity portraits there isn’t a great deal of time set aside for the photography. If you ever saw the BBC film on The Queen being photographed by Annie Leibovitz you will know what I mean! A private audience with Sir Alex was something of a pleasure! Despite all the tales of “hair dryers” I found Sir Alex to be pleasant and engaging. We talked very briefly about Nantwich Town, where I am the official photographer, and then on to the shoot. I was thinking that the shot would end up in monochrome (it’s nice to have the freedom to choose). When I saw the colour version of my chosen portrait I felt it had a lot about it and so went for that choice. This is my portrait of Sir Alex Ferguson CBE

Sir Alex Ferguson Portrait Simon J. Newbury Photography Manchester United. Cheshire portrait photography

Sir Alex Ferguson Portrait by Simon J. Newbury Photography

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