Photographing an American Billionaire
A few weeks ago I had the chance to take some portraits of Vernon Hill. For those of you who don't know who he is, let me tell you. He is the American billionaire founder of Metro Bank in the UK, the new high street bank that opened up a few years back in 2010. He originally set up a bank called Commerce Bank in the USA at the age of 26 which was later sold for $8.5 billion. Not much then!
I was asked to come into the Metro Bank UK head office at Holborn to take some photos of him, his wife Shirley, their terrier Sir Duffield, and a chap from Seguso, an art glass and design company in which Metro Bank has invested.
Having waited around for 30 minutes or so, I had about 5 minutes in a random meeting room to get a photo that they could use for PR purposes. I managed to shoot a few frames and this was my favourite shot.