A PHOTOGRAPHER who flashed at a world leader and brought photography to new heights will give a talk about his career.

Chris Gorman will lift the lens cap on 30 years in newspaper photographer in a talk at Petersfield Museum and Art Gallery next Thursday, February 22.

Half of his illustrated Making Headlines: Life As A Professional Photographer talk will focus on his career in the national tabloids as a newspaper photographer and image editor.

The Big Ladder Photographer will also speak about his ground-breaking use of drones and his encounters with politicians, celebrities and royals.

“There will be a few surprises for whoever comes along,” said Mr Gorman, whose claims to fame include startling Margaret Thatcher.

“I’m quite proud to say she told me off for photographing her. As a press photographer, you get it at the end of the stick quite often, so getting told off by someone isn’t even scratching the surface when Maggie has had a word.”

Gorman’s work has gone global, with snapping Diana leaving a counsellor on the day of her divorce announcement and an iconic aerial picture of Stonehenge being among his most well-known pieces.

Getting into drone photography, when the medium was still fairly in its infancy in 2017, gave him a niche in a changing industry.

He said: “To be able to do it well is difficult, but I’m very glad I got into it. I would go as far to say it gave my career a second wind.”

Gorman’s talk will begin at 7pm with doors opening at 6.45pm. Entry is free to museum supporters or £8 over the counter or from www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk/events