Earlier this month i had the fantastic opportunity to photograph two of football’s living legends, Andrew Cole and Denis Irwin for Gulf Insider Magazine.
As a South African i have to admit that football was not the most popular sport where I grew up and i felt very embarrassed when i didn’t know the one superstar from the other. Luckily I managed to keep that to myself. Karina Lazarraga, the journalist doing the interview was understandably nervous meeting her sports heroes and introduced me to Andrew Cole as The Photo Guy. Mr Cole smiled, extended his hand and said “Nice to meet you Photo Guy” to which i responded “likewise Football Guy”, cunningly avoiding the possibly fatal scenario of addressing him as Mr Irwin.
Apart from my interesting introduction to one of the highest paid footballers in history, the shoot went down without a glitch. The ambient lighting in the room was a bit of a challenge but i managed. The guys were down to earth and very charming overall.
Another good day in Bahrain.