In the same way that the cobbler’s children have no shoes, the photographer often finds their own work at the back of the pile. It’s only now that I have had time to work on these two Greenwich naval portraits I took at last month’s unveiling of the newly renovated west wall of Old Royal Naval College’s Painted Hall, Greenwich. There was no brief and we had not been introduced – I just asked these two if they would mind me taking their portraits.  Very kindly, they obliged.  Don’t they have just the most characterful faces?  They are John Furlonger, head of the Greenwich, Deptford and Rotherhithe Sea Cadets, and HMD Middleton MBE. The Painted Hall’s west wall is in the background.

Greenwich naval portraits from Old Royal Naval College Painted Hall - John Furlonger and HMD Middleton MBE