Last weekend C & I were invited to visit Sue, one of the models I photographed from the Alopecia project. Sue came to visit me in August last year with her son Matt and we instantly hit it off. She travelled all the way from The Wirral (Liverpool) to my place in London to be photographed. We went for a nice long walk afterwards (where I took some more photos) and chatted away like old friends. I could tell we were going to get along which made photographing Sue all the more easier. Her photo is one of my favourite from the series that will be shown in the exhibition. It’s just such a photography of serenity and peace, she looks really blissful.
It was a great weekend away, one that felt much needed. We had a quick drink in Liverpool (didn’t see much of it this time round!) before heading back to Sue’s lovely home in The Wirral for a feast of food and bubbles. Considering I’d only met Sue once I felt remarkably comfortable, like we’d known each other for years. Ah, the power of Facebook. Feeling connected with people yet so far away from them. I was very pleased to see a Hello Kitty easter egg on my bed upon my arrival!
It got a bit weird when the family pulled out a selection of shotguns. I don’t think I’ve ever seen his face light up so much.
They also had two very beautiful cats: Mr Trousers and Whizzums. Whizzums spent the weekend sleeping on my feet in bed. Mr Trousers was a runty maine coon but so beautiful.
It was really nice being out of London and going for walks. I miss that about the old gang in Brighton – disappearing to the country for the weekend and getting out of the city. Was great to be in decent company, wandering hills and graveyards, munching delicious food. Thank you Sue!