This is a shot of Peter, who John and I met last Thursday, and is one of several portraits that we were invited to take. But before I tell you more about the shot though I thought it would be interesting to hear your thoughts on what story you think it tells. I'm going to tell you – below the EXIF data – but thought you might like to think about it before I spilled the beans. For me, it tells the story that I intended, but without the background information as to who Peter is and what he does ... maybe it tells a different story entirely.

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3.57pm on 18/5/05
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Ok, so here's the story ...

Peter owns the rides on the South pier, the one in the background to this shot, so I guess this was an attempt to locate Peter in the centre of his world, his working world at least, and in that sense I think it's successful. I do suspect though, without that information, that it may just seem like some guy on the beach in an old Jeep ;-)

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