Friday, 12 February 2010

Dear Bill

Well, a happy belated New Year to you, and V good to see you the other evening in such great company. Heard a story the other day about a friend of mine who took a client to Saint John's for a power lunch (whatever that is)only to discover she was a veggie. Salads and blushes all round I suppose. Some of my best friends are vegetarians.

As you know, I also love Americans. Strange, we seem to be in the middle of a bash the US thing here at the moment, but when it comes to photography, I just can't get enough of them. I love that brassy attitude of "come on, make me look a million dollars" as opposed to the Blighty "Oh heavens, I hate being photographed nonsense..." GET OVER YOURSELF" as they say across the pond.
Of course, you'll know that Kim Cattrall was born in Liverpool, though apparently, not a lot of people know that.

Quite a few of our number are complaining bitterly about the work front, all the normal stuff about clients being tight and even going bust etc. Strange thing is, this has been coming for yonks, as I was warned back in 1990: don't for God's sake consider a carreer (odd word to use for a vocation, still) in photography, because there are far too many photographers here already. Oh drat, I'll try my hand at something that few others are doing. Still, we've been lucky I suppose, and I'm not stopping whislst I can still turn out the odd masterpiece or two.
Print sales are another story altogether, I know, but it's all cyclical, and no doubt it will pick up soon, say in the next ten years or so.

Blom/Hopkinson publication number two is in the pipeline, here's a tiny tester to whet your appetite.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Charlie

    It was very good to see you too. A great night out. I am really looking forward to the new publication and the teaser is fab. I am just getting sorted as far as launching a new enterprise which you maybe interested in. More later. At the moment I have been buying old fishing reels and rods for another project later in the year. The other day while on a jaunt to Southwold I bought an old parrafin can which has a quality to it that might produce another iconic image like Pinhead has become. Yet another sale of that in Bath the other week. Hey Ho I am glad I do not have to pander to picture editors only my own vanity, which is hard enough at the best of times.

    kind regards