Until May I worked for the (then) Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg as his, and the party's official photographer. Here is a selection of my photographs from my time with him.
The night before the last budget of the Parliament, all of the available Lib Dem MPs gathered in the House of Commons for a rare group photo session.
The short campaign began at the end of March with Clegg speaking at the Lib Dem HQ in Westminster to rally staff and volunteers, before setting off on an 8500 mile election campaign around Great Britain.
As with any General Election campaign, Clegg spent much of his time participating in several standard election visit photo opportunities, pulling pints, playing with children, visiting building sites and pointing meaningfully into the distance.
The team behind the campaign also went out of their way to ensure Clegg had as many interesting and slightly different photo opportunities as possible, including (as seen below) bowling in Colchester, cooking curry in Cardiff, holding a giant Cod in Cornwall, facing off with a diver in Scotland, and perhaps most widely spoken about, tackling high ropes at Go-Ape.
A new phenomenon since 2010 is the emergence of the selfie culture, which was part of almost every campaign visit. With time often being put aside in the schedule for 'selfie time'.
Before sunrise on the last Tuesday of the campaign, the Liberal Democrat battle bus was at Lands End to begin a journey that would take it over 1000 miles in 48 hours to John O'Groats via Newquay, Taunton, Cardiff, Solihull, Sheffield, Westmoreland, Glasgow, Inverness and Thurso.
After arriving in John O'Groats late on Wednesday night, Clegg flew to Sheffield to cast his vote and campaign on the last day of a tense local campaign in which he faced stiff opposition from Labour to keep his Sheffield Hallam seat.
I arrived as the polls closed and spent the evening at the count for his seat, which as soon as the exit poll was announced began to be a long, difficult night for the party.
As the scale of the Lib Dem devastation became clear, rumours began to fly whether Clegg would hold his seat, and if he did, how long he could remain as leader.
In the end, as I'm sure you all know, he won his seat, but resigned as leader early the next morning at a press conference watched on by most of the tearful Lib Dem HQ staff.
It was odd to go from watching such joyful scenes at John O'Groats to such dejection in Sheffield in the space of 36 hours, but such is the world of politics.