Good to be back! Photographing World War 2 Veterans

After almost 2 years it felt great the other day to be able to photograph another of our World War 2 Veterans…

Because of the Covid-19 Pandemic it’s not been possible and not been safe to take portraits, especially of people in such advanced years, but thankfully now times have changed and I’m able to resume.


This latest portrait is of 101 year old, World War 2 Veteran, Gordon Short who served in the 9th Devons and was attached to the 4th Battalion the Royal West Kents an served in Burma.

I photographed Gordon at his home in Devon which just happens to be a 10 minute drive from my home in the next village having been contacted by one of his sons who’d heard of my 39-45 Portraits Project.


I kept the set up as had in all the previous portraits to ensure continuity…

  • Lighting: Westcott FJ80 Speedlite in a Westcott Rapid Box Switch Large Octa

  • Background: X-Drop Background using the Grey Material*

  • Camera: Sony A7RIV

  • Lens: Sony 55mm f/1.8 ZA

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