What a pleasure it was to meet this lovely family. Professor Sir Tamati and Lady Tilly Reedy are amazing people with a history of achievement and public service, and it was a true honour to photograph them to mark the 80th birthday of Lady Tilly. When I visited their home earlier to discuss the shoot over a cup of tea I was shown the beautiful Maori feather cloaks and I immediately knew they would look amazing against this rich brown background. It was also really lovely to see where my photographs would hang on the walls full of pictures of whanau through the generations.
Many thanks to Summer Shimizu for assisting me in this shoot.