The Honourable Bob Hawke savouring a strawberry milkshake, 2017 by Harold David

image of The Honourable Bob Hawke savouring a strawberry milkshake 2017 by Harold David

Artist's statement

Some former prime ministers are just less self-conscious than others. All the planning in the world went out the window the moment Bob Hawke walked into the  room, sipping through a pink straw. As my father used to say, ‘What it is!’, and at that moment, as history stood before me, I understood what he meant! I am always looking for what connects us all and makes us human. My heart knows we are all created equal, and I always strive to capture that essence in my photographs – a take-away cup, a glint in the eyes, a life well-lived.