The idea to photograph the bank manager has been abandoned as we have been advised to stay away from bank representatives. They prove to be difficult to get a hold of and security risks cause endless problems in shooting schedules. Therefore I decided to switch my gaze to the north.
The easiest subjects for me to photograph in terms of winning an audience with them are mostly based in my home city of Stoke-On-Trent. I know many people who own/run businesses or are high standing representatives of companies/institutions such as the headmaster of my old high school.
The following is a list of some possible people/businesses to photograph for the ‘Boss’ project:
.Spyder Bats- The founder, AKA ‘Spyder’, is a close friend to my family
.ICT Networks- The founder and a number of his employees are also friends to the family.
.Bagnall C.C- The captain and head of the club is a friend of the family, has hired me for multiple jobs in the past and is also the founder of his own building company.
.The Plough- The owners of the pub are personal friends of mine who hired me to perform in their pub many times. The awkward fact about this pub is that it’s positioned right next door to our police station…easy drinking lads.
.The Canal Tavern- Also owned by friends of myself and my family.
.Maryhill High School- The headmaster is a supporter of all her students both at the school and at university/college.
.Kidsgrove tattoo parlour- The owner of the parlour is the second half of a personal friend of mine who wants photographs taken of herself and her partner.
.Theatrical producer/director- My brother is a professional actor currently working with multiple producers and directors around London and Newcastle such as Sam West.
I should contact a few of these as soon as I can to arrange a shooting date but will also have to ensure they are free over a weekend considering that this will be the only time I can travel back to Stoke.
If there’s one thing this project has taught me so far…it’s to make many friends.