|LUCKY KIND by Spencer Murphy|
I saw a photograph by Spencer in the Guardian magazine one Saturday. It was so clear and centred on the subject whom I think was Julie Walters and I thought that it would be fantastic if this guy were to photograph me. So, I wrote to Spencer and he was immediately keen to do it which was a real thrill. We met at his studio and then walked round to a cafe in Dalston where we met the cockroach. The shoot itself took place at his studio on 11th January 2010 and it was really interesting because it was a long exposure of I think about two minutes and, of course, there was no way that I could keep still for that long - hence the brilliance of the shot.