Thursday, 26 January 2012

Robert Lawrence MC

This portrait of Robert Lawrence is the first image I've made towards a body of work that will focus on British and Argentinian veterans of the Falkland-Malvinas conflict.

For an action fought on Mount Tumbledown, Lawrence - then a Lieutenant in the Scots Guards - was awarded the Military Cross. He was seriously wounded in the final hours of the conflict and his story dramatised in the 1988 film Tumbledown.

Lawrence is now the manager and co-founder of Global Adventure Plus, an organisation that aims to help physically and mentally injured ex-service personnel.