Max Clifford

I’m always interested in how my images will be perceived in the long term.
It’s been almost 2 decades since this shoot of Max Clifford.
Shot on colour transparency,
it was one of my first jobs for the Observer magazine, a piece on PRs.
As well as a conventional portrait,
I wanted a paparazzi inspired image to reflect his interaction with the media.
After his conviction, the Guardian licensed the image to make a dramatic cover.

Max Clifford

Max Clifford

I subsequently photographed him a few more times.
12 years ago for The Radio Times, with his daughter Louise in the garden of their Surrey home.

Max Clifford

Max Clifford

and 9 years ago for Men’s Health in his office where some of the offenses took place.

Max Clifford

A portrait should retain some fundamental truth, even after our perception of the subject changes.

3 Responses to “Max Clifford”

  1. Sandy says:

    These are both great shots. I love his expression in the top photo, the mesmerizing starkness.

  2. Jenny says:

    Its uncomfortable though, somehow being part of promoting these men. I had to take down the portraits of Jimmy Saville from my website. They are filed away in my archive but i don’t want to look at them or have my name beside his.

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