I arrive a little early at Ye Olde Whyte Harte I am waiting for one of my favourite characters from film. Ona Kvedaravicius arrives, she is carrying roses, and looks stunning, she has to do her nails, we chat about the project, the character and her job. Her nail varnish dries, I relax this is shoot number 5 today and I’m catching up with myself.
We go to the plotting parlour,a group of drama students are working on their latest production. I explain what we are about to do and apologise for disturbing their meeting. Ona takes position the dress she has hand made for the shoot is stunning Morticia Addams is her favourite film character she represents freedom, individuality and permission to be an outsider.
I start to take photographs, my camera is going haywire the room is haunted and I am tired. I move furniture, Ona cuts the rose off from it’s stem, we laugh a lot, the students are bemused and then I get the shot.
My favourite Morticia Addams quotes are:
‘Our credo: “Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc.” We gladly feast on those who would subdue us. Not just pretty words’.
and this one which is pure genius:
‘Don’t torture yourself, Gomez. That’s my job’.