Soldiery British Army Projects is a project I’ve been working on for nearly 12 months. Photoshoots have taken me all over the UK & Europe capturing portraits of the Men and Women of the British Army. Recently sittings took place with The Royal Lancers based in Catterick, Yorkshire. The Regiment was formed last year following the amalgamation of the 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales’s) and The Queen’s Royal Lancers.
It was delightful to work with the regiment having the opportunity to capture portraits of a wide range of troopers, from the Colonel of the Regiment to the Regimental Sergeant Major, a selection of officers, NCO’s and enlisted men.
Soldiers are very easy to Direct, Sutherland, once quipped “Accuracy is Truth”. With a degree in history, detail is very important to me as a visual artist. I pride myself on capturing every line, mark and scar. Solemn duty and capturing the vivid yet emotionless expressions has been my directorial impetus for the soldiery exhibition.