|I FEEL FINE by Ania Wawrzkowicz|
Well, she came up with the concept of a photograph or rather a set of photographs in which I would not appear at all. She suggested that I produce a box containing my personal selection of ordinary everyday possessions both old and modern. She would then photograph each item including the box itself and also ask me to write commentaries in a small book, telling the story behind each object. I selected the objects including my MCC tie, my little cricket game I used to play as a boy, a salt and pepper set from the plane in which I took my first foreign trip in 1967 and this record by The Beatles. In every case the object concerned meant a lot to me but also had a significant story behind it.
The items were delivered to Ania in a small case which had been given to me by an old client but I felt very uneasy not because I did not trust Ania with them but because they all meant so much to me and I had never given them away before. I need not have worried as Ania looked after them very well and returned them safe and sound.