Jane Eagland, a local writer for Flax (if you haven't got it by now, Flax is the publishing imprint of Lancaster Litfest). Jane was selected for inclusion in Square Cuts the very first Flax publication, and I had a brief from Sarah Hymas, the Flax editor, and from Martin Chester, then Flax designer, to go for portraits that were a bit quirky, full of character and not too straightforward.
This one of Jane was my favourite from the shoot then and was used both in the publication and on the publicity postcards.
Wildthorn" published by Macmillan.
The pictures were all shot in natural light, against a clear background, as Jane and I chatted and laughed. it's how I like to shoot a lot of my portraits. I get the natural character of the sitter without any stilted stiffness from forcing poses on people.
So here's a few from the shoot yesterday...