No doubt that Ricky Sunshine is on manoeuvres. Further to the story of him getting his own, expensive, photographer:
The Londoner understands that former Times photographer Simon Walker joined at the end of last year. A source at the Treasury told us “a digital content editor” had been hired as part of their social media team and added: “It’s not unusual to have someone in comms who leads on photography. This is just moving with the times.” But the rise of the in-house photographer has not gone down well with members of the press pack. “It’s all about controlling the image,” a source told us. “We have found that we now have less access than we used to for big moments with the big beasts like the Prime Minister, Chancellor and Foreign Secretary. We used to get invited in a lot more to capture events like preparing for budget day but that’s changing.
“The advisers are paranoid about us taking those interesting, iconic shots which often capture a thousand words. Even Tony Blair’s lot were nothing compared to this.”
Manipulation of the image.