I was honoured to photograph the National's MPs & ministers for 10 years from 2006, through John Key's rise to leadership & 3 terms as Prime Minister. The briefs suited my style of casual & natural portraiture. Often working to tight time constraints with sometimes "as is" & challenging lighting, I made a point of never using flash when photographing the PM & his team. My Nikon D3 always rose to the challenge & I rarely required more than an assistant with a simple reflector. My mission statement was "fast & deaf" - it seemed to suit photography at the Beehive during these years!