Born in Aberdeen to Italian parents, artist Alberto Morrocco is perhaps best known for his beach scenes and views of Venice. At the outbreak of the Second World War Morrocco was detained in Edinburgh Castle as an enemy alien but he was released and allowed to serve as a conscientious objector in the Royal Army Medical Corps. After the war he had a brief spell teaching evening classes. He then spent the rest of his professional life in Dundee, as Head of the School of Painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. In this image the photographer’s goal was to capture the true nature of the sitter.