I spent an afternoon last week shooting portraits with Neil Chadwick, co-founder of the Cornish clothing company Seasalt last week. It was a beautiful day to be on the South West coast, the shoot took place at the flagship store in Falmouth. Neil's very cute dog Pepe the CockaPoo naturally featured heavily.
Whilst chatting to Neil he very casually mentioned that he'd once been photographed by the great Peruvian fashion photographer Mario Testino. Coincidentally this happened to me on a shoot the week before when I asked the subject whether they'd been photographed before, 'Oh a guy called Martin Parr took my portrait recently' came the reply. Nothing like knowing your photography idols have been here before to sharpen the focus.