Shortlist Magazine commissioned me to photograph Ed Miliband this month. It involved a day trip on the train to Sheffield and back as well as a visit to Labour HQ for a portrait session. The whole experience was a small but rewarding insight into how a political machine operates in the run up to a general election. Ed was compliant up to a point, but really didn't embrace the experience. The word 'No' cropped up a fair bit when presented with ideas from the magazine and myself. I have talked to another photographer friend of mine who has also photographed him, and my experience wasn't unique. Having said all that, he seemed like a decent man. Please visit 'Portraits' to see another version of this portrait.