Debutantes attend the Russian Ball in London.

While I seem to shoot less and less reportage these days, an opportunity arose to shoot the Russian Ball in London for Getty, including the rehearsals and behind the scenes preparations. A classy evening, I was left free to roam where I wanted without being constantly "minded" or told what to shoot, something that is rare at most events now. The result? The pictures probably show it...

The Times used it in print, and the Guardian made a slideshow online . Personally while I nearly always prefer pictures in colour, this just seemed to suit black and white perfectly.