I was recently commissioned to photograph the 2019 Lowy Lecture at Sydney Town Hall.

I met Abigail after she cheekily asked when I was going to get her photo and that she’d love a pic serving the the Prime Minister’s table. Abigail was the head waiter, taking care of table #1 with the PM and Frank Lowy, as well as ex-PM John Howard and various CEO’s of companies who had sponsored the event.

“Serving the PM? We’ll do better than that!” I replied.

After making Abigail’s portrait at the side of the venue, we strode up to the head table and I introduced her to the Prime Minister. They had a great talk about her home Thursday Island up in the Torres Strait and she was surprised he knew so much about it. And we got the pic she was after.