I don’t like self-portraits. I should clarify; I don’t like deliberately setting out to to be the star of my own show. Even though I usually like the results. I sometimes even like the process. But the pre-game show of setting myself up to do these portrait sessions crushes every grain of confidence I have stored.

But I did it. Because this roll of very long-expired Kodacolor VR1000 needed a special purpose. And because I knew that, as always, I would like the results and not hate the process 🙂

I’m surrounded by very creative wordsmiths in this Weird Film Club and they’ve pushed me to dig into the words that best suit my pictures. The connection of song-to-photographs is strong for me, so, to paraphrase one of the great lines from a favourite movie, “I’m going to say my words, not through me, but inevitably, and ever so coolly… through the immortal genius of…Wings…”

Stuck inside these four walls
Sent inside forever
Never seeing no one
Nice again

Well, the rain exploded with a mighty crash

As we fell into the sun

And the first one said to the second one there

“I hope you’re having fun”

Well, the night was falling as the desert world

Began to settle down

In the town they’re searching for us everywhere

But we never will be found

And the county judge who held a grudge

Will search forever more

For the band on the run

~ Paul McCartney & Wings