We thought it was about time we got some professional shots of us at the Vintage News, and we could think of no-one better than our good friend Hanson Leatherby (assisted by his girlfriend, the lovely Jeni) to take them.
Our first stop was the amazing Worthing Dome cinema. It is the most splendid and sumptuous cinema I have ever been to. The luscious, plush crimson seats, the gold balconies and mirror adorned walls really make you feel as though you have stepped back in time to when the studio system ruled the silver screen. Add to that the fact that I had accidentally dressed as an usherette (albeit with a slightly more ostentatious hat) and you had the complete effect. We had a lovely spot of lunch in the adjoining vintage tearooms before heading to our second location.
I was quite nervous when the photos were being taken at the cinema, but by the time we had found the perfect country lane for the second half of the shoot, I was more relaxed (the Cosmopolitan cocktail I had for a ‘prop’ may have helped). Jeni and I had wisely sat in their car while the boys were outside in the cold setting up the shot. The original plan of me changing a tyre (!) was quickly put aside and I chose instead to sit on the bonnet of our trusty car Betsy (I couldn’t very well do anything effortful like standing).
I’d love to hear what you think of the pictures, feel free to leave a comment.
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