|WHAT DO YOU SEE? by Dan Pacrami|
So it was that we met in a cafe in Old Compton Street and we talked and he recorded what I said. He also asked me to let him have a disc of images so that he could print and frame them as a backdrop to the photographs.
Dalston. His ideas for the shoot were a number of long exposure shots of me at a desk in maximalist surroundings with my photographs on the wall behind me and also some shots of me standing in a floor to ceiling window with me looking out. We experimented for some time with the long exposure shots which worked quite well but, for me, I preferred the image of me looking out. For some reason, I felt it was a very hopeful picture showing me looking towards a bright future from behind a window cast in shadows from the foreign buildings opposite. I loved the results particularly the tone and the soft colours and the shapes of my poses.
Later that year, I attended the college show at which Ashley presented her book and for which she deservedly won a prize.