Pretty Vacant

As I grew up with the original punk movement my collection wouldn’t be complete without a Sex Pistols lyric. The one that I’ve chosen was from the song that I liked the most. It’s full of energy and irony and even back then, I appreciated that!

The song opens with the line, “There’s no point in asking you’ll get no reply” after a great guitar/drum intro and it was this line that summed up the era really. No-one understood and we didn’t really care!

The shot was completed in Bristol with the lovely ‘April Blue’ who was perfect for the part. She knew of the graffiti wall just near her home and she carried the ‘look’ perfectly. All went well apart from a neighbour of hers who asked her if ‘April’ was OK and if she needed her to “call someone”! The irony was amusing given the massive piece of gaffa preventing a response. April ‘survived’ and the neighbour returned to her warm abode while we completed the shoot.

I finally chose this frame above many others taken as I loved April’s eyes. A suitably arrogant and defiant look was perfect for me. The only regret was missing her beautiful bright green Dr Marten’s!



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