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Entertainment Royal photographer Chris Jackson reveals why Queen Elizabeth is 'essentially timeless'

03:46  13 october  2021
03:46  13 october  2021 Source:   honey.nine.com.au

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Queen Elizabeth is Britain's longest-reigning monarch, chalking up 70 years in her position as Head of State next year and celebrating her Platinum Jubilee.

And one person who has been photographing Her Majesty for almost 20 years of that is Getty Images Royal Photographer Chris Jackson, who tells 9Honey he still gets just as excited and nervous about capturing the Queen on camera today as he did all those years ago.

"It is a very special feeling, very exciting when you get to photograph someone who is so iconic and so well-known around the world," Jackson says from his home in London over Zoom.

Getty Images Royal Photographer Chris Jackson, tells 9Honey he still gets just as excited and nervous about capturing the Queen on camera today as he did at the start of his career almost 20 years ago © Chris Jackson/Getty Images Getty Images Royal Photographer Chris Jackson, tells 9Honey he still gets just as excited and nervous about capturing the Queen on camera today as he did at the start of his career almost 20 years ago

"When I was a younger photographer I do remember the feeling I had of excitement and anticipation when I did get to capture some images of the Queen — it still excites me to this day and it hasn't really worn off at all.

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"It's not an everyday occurrence, so that makes it even more special today to get these opportunities and whenever you do get to see her out and about it adds an element of pressure to capturing the image you hope tells the story but it's very special."

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And for the photographer tells 9Honey while every engagement with Her Majesty is different and unique, one thing always makes it special.

"I think every engagement with the Queen is different and when she's around her family, that's always very special to capture - those warm touches of humanity, those interactions between her and other members of the royal family for example," he says.

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Jackson says while things such as technology have changed in photographing the monarch over the years, Her Majesty hasn't © Chris Jackson/Getty Images Jackson says while things such as technology have changed in photographing the monarch over the years, Her Majesty hasn't

Jackson, who has photographed the Queen on day-to-day engagements as well as official portrait shoots, says while some things such as technology have changed in photographing the monarch over the years, Her Majesty hasn't.

"I think that's the great thing about the Queen - she's essentially timeless," Jackson tells 9Honey.

"She's had this appeal over the period I've had the opportunity to photograph her and... she's this incredible person who has outlived careers of many photographers.

"I have the utmost respect and admiration and am inspired by people who have photographed her over the years and some of those incredibly iconic pictures we see of the Queen — I could never hope to attain the reputation of someone like Cecil Beaton... you've got Tim Graham, who I worked with at Getty — and she's outlasted all of them and is still working today.

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"That is what is so incredible, this amazing history when you look back at images of the Queen and how she's been photographed over the years - the different styles of photography and how the technology's changed over time."

Ahead of the big royal year coming up, the snapper decided to take a trip down memory lane and back through the archives, creating a new book along the way called Elizabeth II A Queen for Our Time.

"Every picture you look at brings back memories of the time or particular trip (wherever it was to - America, Africa...) there's always, your own personal memories that go alongside some images and the challenges of the royal tour or the journey to get there and take those pictures and that's always really special," Jackson tells 9Honey.

Ahead of the big royal year coming up, the snapper decided to take a trip down memory lane and back through the archives for a new book, called Elizabeth II A Queen for Our Time © Chris Jackson/Getty Images Ahead of the big royal year coming up, the snapper decided to take a trip down memory lane and back through the archives for a new book, called Elizabeth II A Queen for Our Time

"So, yeah, it's very much a personal journey looking back on those moments and memories and what I try to do in the book is talk a little bit about some of those challenges that go into taking the pictures.

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"Quite often there are challenges getting to these places to take the pictures — often, I think I'm a bit of a travel agent to get to some of the more far-flung destinations," he laughs.

"For me it's very much a personal perspective and some of those stories about what went on behind the camera."

Jackson reveals his favourite photo (and story) in the book is Her Majesty's big Royal Ascot win in 2013.

Jackson reveals his favourite photo - and story - in the book is Her Majesty's big Royal Ascot win in 2013 © Chris Jackson/Getty Images Jackson reveals his favourite photo - and story - in the book is Her Majesty's big Royal Ascot win in 2013

"The Queen winning the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot - that was an incredible moment for me when her horse Estimate charged across the finishing line," he recalls.

"We often see her looking at her most passionate and relaxed at Royal Ascot and to win the Gold Cup for the first time in over 200 years for a reigning monarch is an incredible achievement.

"I remember, so vividly, the moment she was handed the coveted trophy and the look on her face and the sheer joy when she had it in her hands — it clearly meant so much to her, it's about the work she's put in, the passion she takes into breeding these horses —it's a story that goes back a long way and this was a culmination of a lot of work and clearly something that made her so happy.

Other favourite photos from more recent times include when Her Majesty knighted Sir Tom Moore mid-pandemic © Chris Jackson/Getty Images Other favourite photos from more recent times include when Her Majesty knighted Sir Tom Moore mid-pandemic

"Why I remember it was the cheer of the crowd, the excitement and the fact that everyone was behind her and behind Estimate to win, which is what made that so special."

Other favourite photos from more recent times include when Her Majesty knighted Sir Tom Moore mid-pandemic and also the mother and son shoot with Prince Charles in the gardens of Frogmore House earlier this year.

Elizabeth II A Queen for Our Time is out now.

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