I had the pleasure of photographing a 100th birthday party for Dr. John William Connell.
John William Connell was the founder of John Connell Consulting Engineering Group, which is now known as Connell Wagner. He has worked as Chairman of Allthill Beef Enterprises; Director of the Gas and Fuel Corporation Victoria, Overseas Projects Corporation Victoria; Vice-President and later board member of the Austin Hospital; President of the Freemasons Hospital (1986-1988); Member of Faculty of Engineering at the University of Melbourne; Scientific Associate of the Zoological Board of Victoria; Life Governor of Ivanhoe Grammar School; and Elder of the Presbyterian Church. Connell was educated at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Hon Deng) and at the British Institute of Technology (CEng). [Via the NLA]
If you live in Melbourne, there's almost no doubt that John and his company have been a part of your life - the MCG? The Melbourne Underground Rail Loop? -- Or indeed over most of Australia and other parts of the world.
Capturing people's emotions and expression is really exciting and I'm always thankful for the chance to photograph these gatherings.
Thanks, Dr. Connell.. Happy Birthday..