Recently I was photographing an 80’s themed event for a corporate client. The weather, unusually, remained acceptably warm so the event was held on the office rooftop overlooking London. After a while I started to take notice of the background music, and thought to myself: photographed that band, and that one, and them, seen them, met him, etc.
A couple of days later I thought that maybe I should do the occasional retrospective in my blog. So here it is, 30 years ago this week I drove through Wimbledon in the early morning, passing the fans on their way to watch the tennis. I was on my way to shoot the band Talk Talk, one of the iconic bands of the eighties. I met them at their manager’s house and then we drove down to somewhere in the New Forest for the photos. One of the photographs from this shoot was used last year in the unofficial biography ‘The Spirit of Talk Talk’.
Driving there and back through the Wimbledon tennis traffic has forever linked that shoot with Wimbledon fortnight for me.