Portrait Of The Week Series: No.42 - William McNicol
Where better to conduct a location portrait shoot for a lawyer in Auckland than the High Court?
At Will's suggestion, we returned to the site of his admission to the bar and took the opportunity to photograph him in his trial robes. The building has special significance for many lawyers and the Judiciary. Long superseded by the New High Court buildings, the original number 1 Court is now mainly used for ceremonial occasions, but is a reminder of New Zealand's legal heritage and a powerful example of Gothic Revival architecture.
Now almost 150 years old, the Old High Court building features striking plasterwork by craftsman Anton Teutenberg - including gargoyles of famous people of the day - making it an ideal spot to compliment Will's impressive legal bearing.
Nikon D4/ Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8G/ 85mm 1.4G/ 70-200mm 2.8G VR11 lens, Nikon SB900 Flash/ Westcott Rapid Box & Grid Spot, Lightroom 5