The portrait of Lord Coe was taken at the end of a winter graduation December 2019, to form part of a series of portraits of Loughborough University alumni associated with the Olympics.
For this series, Alan Duncan, University Teacher in Photography, and Ben Dolman, University Teacher in Creative Digital Technologies, created a photographic studio setting within Martin Hall. They then set up the studio testing lights beforehand making sure everything would run smoothly.
The actual taking of the photograph only took a few minutes and once the digital photograph was made, the team then made a negative and a handmade print. This part of the process can take two or more days.
This portrait was presented to the Chancellor of Loughborough University, Lord Sebastian Coe, in December 2021, by Vice Chancellor Professor Nick Jennings.