Stunned, Overwhelmed and a little bit Scared.
I can not contain myself I received a wonderful email this morning which has left me both hugely honoured and terrified in equal measure. Here is the email
l saw that you were following me on Twitter and looked up your work and l really like what you do. It is absolutely superb. l wonder if l might mention my photographic project to you, althought you may already know about it?
Basically my story is that I am 62 and have taken early retirement due to being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease
. I have always been interested in photography and since I retired 7 years ago, I have had my photograph taken by several photographers mostly professional but some student and amateur. So, I have no need for professional photographs but I would like to continue on the path of being photographed during the course of my illness by different people. l have now been photographed by over 250 photographers including Rankin, Vanessa Winship, Harry Borden and Pal Hansen. l would be honoured if you would like to photograph me.
However, as I no longer work, I cannot afford to pay, so if that is a problem, I would quite understand as l do not wish to take advantage of you.
l am happy to pose nude or clothed, whichever you prefer. I am fit and able to travel. l live in Brighton. l realise that landscape photography is more your thing but l would love to be in one of those landscapes.
l do hope that you are interested but, if not, thanks for taking the time to read this.
How am I going to do justice to this amazing man and all the great photographers who have come before me? As I have said I am slightly terrified but hugely hugely honoured even to have received the email!
We shall see 🙂