The Ghost of Christmas Past

I was searching for a fun image to send out to my Agency Access mailing list when I remembered shooting this picture many, many moons ago.

On film in fact.

I know what your thinking, a set up picture, posed up?

Not at all.

I was driving through Kettering, Northamptonshire when I saw this guy walking through the town.


In fact it turns out he would dress up as all sorts of characters throughout the year from Benny Hill to Elvis Presley and it being he run up to Christmas he dressed accordingly.

As did his Yorkshire terrier, though I'm guessing it did not get much say in the matter......

As I recall, this was the very first frame I shot, as soon as he was aware of me the moment had passed, even though he was happy to be photographed.

I shot it on a Canon EOS-1 with a Canon 'L' series 70-200 F2.8

The shot was helped immeasurably by being shot on a hill with compression playing its part to give it a great feel.

Anyway, thanks to all of you who read this blog have a great Christmas.