The story behind The Standard’s incredible front page photograph: Inferno

Evening Standard Front Page. Photo by Jeremy Selwyn

The UK Press Gazette has the fascinating story behind yesterday’s incredible front page featuring the blazing Grenfell Tower in west London.

It wasn’t taken by an onlooker with an iPhone, but by the paper’s last remaining staff photographer Jeremy Selwyn. ┬áHe has worked at the London daily for the past 30 years and new exactly what was needed to get the critical image – he entered a neighbouring tower blocks, took a lift to the top floor and knocked on the door of one of the flats to get the perfect vantage of the tragic spectacle.

A true pro – and last of a dying breed. And he won’t make a penny from the photograph that has been reproduced around the world over and above his salary. But I expect there will be a gong or too at the end of year awards.

Evening Standard Front Page. Photo by Jeremy Selwyn
Jeremy Selwyn’s astounding front page photo