Being in the theatre immediately inspired me (probably wrongly) to enthusiastically instruct the models using clichés such as, “Wonderful my Darling hearts”, “Fabulous my luvvies” and “It’s a triumph!”
Month: April 2018
Mick Ronson – The Nicest Man Who Fell To Earth
It reminds me of Marlon Brando’s remark from On The Waterfront, when a character says “Are you looking for trouble” and Brando replies “What have you got?”. Mick looked like a streetwise New Yorker, who was ahead of the game. He certainly didn’t look like a quiet working class lad from Hull (in the North of England).
My Failed & Comical Attempt To Choreograph Dame Darcy Bussell
Darcey followed my very clumsy instructions of various ballet forms which I attempted to physically articulate myself, much to the hilarity and amusement of all those present in the studio including Darcey herself, who at various points laughed so much we had to pause.
Arrowsmith Face The Make Up – #1 – Gil, Lutens, Clavet & Sharah
The assistant came back out and said in a shocked tone “He’s sticking them on Roys face!” I said “Really, not pinning them into his skin surely”. He said “I don’t know”
My Dangerous Acquaintance, Marianne Faithful
I then nervously poured a large bottle of Perrier all over her head. Through the spluttering cascade of Perrier water she said ‘You bastard”, I said ‘No, wait, trust me, don’t get angry”
David Bowie’s Feathers
As we were leaving David asked me if I would like to go with him to the Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Temple in Scotland. He said “It’s only £2.50 for the weekend”
Ashanti Looking Like An Angel On A Stairway to Heaven London (2003)
When I photographed Ashanti for the Next Big Thing for The Sunday Times in 2003 I was trying to create … More
Harpers & Queen – My First Trip To India With Then Model Amanda Pays (1979)
I met Amanda Pays at a Harpers casting and we got on really well as she is very quick witted … More