Darn it.. how on earth did I forget? Shame on you Pannack.. one rule..one.. hmm well due to the alziemers kicking in slightly earlier than expected I shall be posting more than one image and I'm gonna make it a special one..
During an insanely manic week I was blessed with a treat that had been booked for months. After RAW magazine beautifully printed a large portfolio of my work I was contacted by the writer asking if he could do a feature on me for a separate magazine. He said he was coming to London to interview me and naturally I was flattered. We then thought it would be really nice to involve another photographer. He said it would be great to get a finish photographer based in London.... enter Nelli...
After many an email we rested on a fine plan to spend the day together, see an exhibition , do our interviews and both take a portrait of each other. I asked Nelli if she could bring something specific to her but she said that the only thing she could think of were dogs but everything associated with her pooch remained back in Finland... hence my chosen location of Hyde park..
The day in summary was one of fun and the experience of being photographed was really enjoyable. I realized actually that I need to be kinder to my subjects as Nelli treated me with gentle respect and relaxing and connecting was easy. Her portrait of me in honesty is the first picture anyone has ever taken of me that I actually like. She is a brilliant photographer and I feel honored to have met her.
My pictures of her were less epic but it reflects a great day and that lovely excitement of limiting yourself to one roll of film...it's the simple things xx