Aliens and Wayne Rooney

This is Lord Martin Rees, the Royal Astronomer and president of The Royal Society. A shot I did for this month's Prospect Magazine.

They don't usually commission photography being a serious word-heavy intellectual publication. However, The Sun, who are at the complete opposite end of the publishing spectrum, picked up part of the interview, Lord Rees' idea that aliens are beyond our understanding and could be anywhere. The Sun illustrate this with pictures of Wayne Rooney next to a pigeon with the caption "Is it coo, or Roo? ... Aliens may be in many forms, says Lord"

It's funny how a sensible conversation with a Lord can lead to a link being made between Rooney and a pigeon that appeared on page 3 of The Sun. The full interview and another one of my pics can be seen here: