My friend Ads is a photographer & a blimmin good one at that! So when I needed photos for this blog of mine, it was Ads's brilliance behind the lens that I called upon.
What I should have also called upon was a cosmic order to sort my face out. Although my face and I are falling out more often as the years grab it & slap it, for the most part, its a well-behaved mush. That is however, until a camera threatens to shoot it. Enter Elvis..
Ads naively agreed to photograph me one breezy day in May. He met me at Costa Coffee for a brew and briefing. "Ok dude, listen up. My face goes fugly on film so I need you to snap a thousand shots and hopefully we will get 10 useable, Photoshop'able pics that I can use". Ads burst out laughing but stopped as soon as he clocked my serious 'Don't think I'm F'in joking' expression.
The day passed quickly. I grinned at the beach, blew out imaginary candles at the bowling centre and pouted at my kitchen table; such glamorous locations. As the time passed, so did the tension in my cheeks and neck, my teeth eventually unclenched and my shoulders detached themselves from my earlobes. The more we laughed, the more the pictures improved.
Ads was patient and managed to keep his sense of humour, so too did his wife Sam when she later viewed the days offerings. Some of the more pained, hysterical looking photos Ads has kindly kept from my view till this day, but Sam assures me they are pee-yer-pants hilarious. Cheers Hun.
The final pics chosen are now proudly displayed on my blog's banner above. It was a fun day and I am pleased with the, as predicted, ten useable pics. I strongly suspect that Ads will be sticking to animals and landscapes from now on though.
For more information on Ads, please visit AdamJohnsonPhotography
- Hi, I'm Lyndsey. I'm a 36 year old Mum from Wales. I have a Masters Degree in Marketing Communications and Public Relations and put it to good use in my work as a freelance Marketing & PR consultant. I also work part time as a fundraising coordinator for a Welsh charity which I absolutely love!! With two jobs, two children, two cats and a handsome man, lets just say I'm a busy lady. From 2006-2008, I wrote a column for the Denbighshire Free Press. I was so proud of the feedback I got for this, even the one angry ‘You Suck’ letter to the editor cheered me up no end; it showed that people took notice of what little ol’ me had to say. It’s good to know that people give a rat’s ass either way! So, succumbing to requests from my former fan club (ok, overstating there – readers who had nothing better to do on a Thursday afternoon) under the March 2014 archive you will find a selection of my early Free Press articles. I’d love to hear what you think on any of the subjects raised…you know, rat’s ass either way feedback ;-)