The Dalai Lama
His Holiness the Dalai Lama was in Nottingham over the May bank holiday weekend giving a series of public talks and teachings.
Sadly I couldn’t make the weekend press conference, complete with lengthy photo call, as was busy covering the City Pulse and Dot to Dot festivals, I hear they had groups of children posing with him and everything!
Fortunately the ultra helpful press ladies from the Dharma network fixed up a quick photo window at the start of one of his weekday teaching sessions, karma in action. ‘Quick’ in this case meaning about 15-20 seconds! the time it took for him to get on stage, wander over to his chair and put his visor on. Visor? fear not, he’s not a Cylon, like savvy card dealers everywhere he wears a visor to avoid being blinded by the monster stage lights.
Got a couple of good shots, which was a relief as I’d been on the case sorting this one LeftLion for ages, unfortunately the LeftLion journo for the press conference had to pull out last minute and we didn’t get an article out of it, curses!
Taken on Tuesday 24 May 2008 at the Nottingham Ice Arena