Recently I posted 12 very nice photographs of my SWAP collection (thank you for your kind remarks).
I mentioned that my son Gus took the pictures.
Here is what actually happened.
Gus arranged to come round at 11am. At about 11.20am he arrived with his girlfriend to “help with the styling” (she is French), and a carrier bag from Tesco. He mentioned that, as they had not had time for breakfast, she would be cooking bacon and eggs for everyone. We moved the dining room table, and as we don’t have a tripod he used Ted’s Plasticine to anchor the camera on top of a pile of books (my Alexander McQueen catalogue).
My daughter arrived soon after, with her baby, to give me more advice and to “choose the music”. Obviously the four of them really helped me to get into just the right frame of mind to model my collection.
I love my family so much. The combination of the four of them larking around, learning to walk, cooking scrambled egg, dribbling, selecting some good music (including Wheels on the Bus), pretending to be a professional photographer (“Sizzle like a sausage!“, “Air hostess – do the emergency exits!” “Dance like no one is watching!” etc), crying (that was Kit, not me) pulling off stray threads, making tea – all this just meant I was laughing most of the morning.
So here are some of the outtakes.