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Ottawa Editorial Portrait Photographer – Governor General David Johnston

GG David Johson

When you’re assigned to photograph someone who is to be addressed as “His Excellency” you expect a certain level of regency and pomp to come along with that individual. Of course none of that turned out to be true, as His Excellency was incredibly friendly, down to earth, regaling us with tales of his youth, his family, staying fit and the need for everyone to take a more active role in their health. This is a man who can still run marathons at 74 while I’m chocking up a lung after a light trot down the block, he could totally kick my ass… which may not be too much of an achievement actually.

The time for this part of the shoot was painfully short, I suppose he couldn’t have all his other important meetings that day in his running shirt and shorts (why not, who’s going to question him?), so a few of the face-forward smile at the camera poses that iRun usually uses was about all I was going to get. When you meet someone like him, you really hope for a timeless formal portrait, something that defines the person for future generations. Luckily for all of us, Ottawa Photographer Blair Gable already has us covered.

You can see the un-cropped, un-text adorned version on Flickr.

One thought on “Ottawa Editorial Portrait Photographer – Governor General David Johnston

  1. amanda says:

    SO COOL that you got to photograph the GG! Love that he is a runner, too :)