Bronze 2020 / People / Portrait

Michael Palin

  • Photographer
    Neil Spence
  • Agency / Studio
    Neil Spence Photography
  • Prizes
    Bronze in People/Portrait

This portrait was taken the day after Michael Palin received a Special Recognition Award at the British National Television Awards. He dedicated his award to his dear friend and fellow Python, Terry Jones, who had passed away a week earlier.

Born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, I studied a Foundation in Art at Leeds College of Art and went on to do a degree in Visual Communication in Bath. After graduating I moved to London to work as a photographer. I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked with and photograph some of the most exciting and talented people in Britain today. Photography is an extraordinary medium which allows us to express our imagination and creativity. For me it is beautiful and a part of my every day.