Friday, May 25, 2007

I'm so proud of him!
We have just got the news we've been hoping for - HR have backtracked and told P his unpaid leave is at the discretion of his manager. And his manager, he say "YES"!!! So it's all go.
Some time ago P applied for a photographic commission for the Duke and Duchess of Westminster.
It was a vague advert so we didn't know what he was in for! Applicants were narrowed down to a shortlist of 5, three of whom were professional photographers. They all had a day at Eaton Hall for interviews and to take photographs and have their portfolios viewed.
A few days later we heard that P had been selected to take photos of lanscape and archictecture in the four rural estates belonging to the family. Another photographer was to concentrate on flora and fauna. He is to show the estates through the course of a year. There are two in England, one in Scotland and one in Spain. There is a talk of an exhibition at the end of the project and he has already been asked to take photos for a brochure on Eaton hall Open days on Sunday, weather permitting as an additional commission.
It's a great opportunity to possibly developing a photographic career and I'm so thrilled for him!!


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Pat said...

Ohhhh, wow! What great news! I'm so happy for him. What an honour.

(Nice pic of him too, Julie)

Akelamalu said...

Fantastic news. Many, many congratulations.

RUTH said...

I am so pleased!!! It would have been heartbreaking to miss such a chance. Onwards and upwards!

Faye Pekas said...

Oh Wow! What a great oportunity. He must be on cloud 9. I sure would be.

Mafia Wife said...

Excellent! What a great thing he gets to do!!! I am doing a happy dance right along with you and he so deserves this opportunity... he has certainly earned it with his fine photographic skills!

inspired said...

congrats and the light house photo is A* XlenT :)

AB said...

Congratulations Phil!!!!! Really well deserved - am so glad HR have seen sense.

Beautiful lighthouse shot Julie; I love that sky.


JAM said...

That is nothing short of awesome. Congratulations to him! Wow.