I’ve was kindly asked a while back if I’d like to exhibit some pictures at the hospital. Nancy Strike regularly shows the work of local photographers and artists and I was very keen to see what I could do.
After a few meetings in the pub with my friend Martin Dean, we came up with some ideas and settled on shooting sports people out of their comfort zone! This isn’t easy and we decided to have the sports people dressed in their usual gear but participating in a sport that would be alien to them. Not all the shoots were straight forward, the shot of Tom on Maori Cheif was difficult as Cheif was not keen on the flashgun, also Tom is allergic to horses. Alice’s shoot was just plain cold, we had to work fast to stop her freezing! All were great fun though.
The sports stars that were kind enough to give their time were;
Johanna Asplund – sailing
James Mclaughlin – cycling
Alice Loveridge- table tennis
Tom Duff- boxing
Kristina Neves – swimming
We started shooting back in February and have only just finished, sports people are not always easy to get hold of as they have busy schedules but all were very happy to give their time.
Please go up to the hospital during visiting hours and see the pictures, they are huge and well worth a look.
The pictures are for sale as a set to raise money for disabled sport via the Lady Taverners.
Tom Duff on Maori Cheif