The Ventriloquist

“We’ve known each other since we were 12 years old. I used to bully Luke. I was the big popular guy and Luke was a little newt with teeth like a fallen kingdom. It started through humour and that basically sums up our friendship now. If we’re not loling, we’re talking about girls. If we’re not loling or talking about girls we’re not awake.”

'The Ventriloquist' has just been shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, and will be shown at the National Portrait Gallery in London from 8th November - 17th February.