|NORTON FOLGATE by Linda Johnson|
On 15th August 2009, I made my appearance on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square as part of One and Other devised by Anthony Gormley.
Some months before, I had contacted Linda in reply for her advertisement for nude models to pose as part of a project with which she was involved at that time. She had enough applicants and so did not require me for that project but she was interested in photographing me. She lives quite close by so I went to see her and found a very committed and ambitious person and very easy to get on with. By then, I had been told that I had been successful in the ballot for the Plinth and so we decided between us that, as Linda had a great interest in documentary photography, she would become my official photographer for the day and cover the whole event from start to finish.
Nevertheless, it all went quite well and it was great seeing so many family and friends watching below. The high point was seeing Jane unfold a sign saying "MY PERFECT MAN". Not sure about that given all the rubbish she had had to put up with over the last few years.