At Taboo, Leicester Square 1986.

Saturday, 21 May 2011


Following on from my posting yesterday, I think I should explain how I came to be in Xenon nightclub that night.

I'd been working for about a year for the Sunday Telegraph. Being way right of centre, the Telegraph had never been a paper I'd read but the people working there were nice and I enjoyed the opportunity it afforded me to shoot portraits of people other than rock stars and actors. Unfortunately, whenever they commissioned me to shoot photographs other than portraits, they almost always had a very fixed, preconceived idea about what they wanted. Irrespective of whatever I may or may not have found when I arrived to that the photos, they always wanted them to precisely illustrate a particular point. And very often the story had already been written.