It’s just after lunchtime on a windy thursday afternoon and I’m here to meet Lee Walton and his friends for a rather special shoot at the Lord Line Building. Getting everyone together in the same place at the same time has been a major logistical challenge they are all very busy people. I’m working with what is affectionately known as ‘The Chain Gang’ the Mayors of Hull and the East Riding and we’re all excited to be doing this shoot.
We gather in St. Andrew Car Park. We must have looked a sight something like the Mafia on a works outing. Black suits, sun glasses civic vehicles and bad attitude. There are a lot of laughs as we walk up to the Lord Line Building. I tell the Reservoir Dogs to take care for trip hazards and sharps. We get into position and we block out the shot, the Mayors get into character and start stepping towards me in a menacing manner and we make this image. The Mayors of Hull and East Riding as you have never seen them before.
Names and roles, left to right are as follows: Cllr Rob Begnett, Mayor of Beverley; Cllr Sean Chaytor, Lord Mayor of Hull; Cllr Liam Dealtry, Mayor of Bridlington; Thomas Martin, High Sheriff of the East Riding; Cllr Mark Blakeston, Mayor of Driffield; Cllr Lee Walton, Mayor of Hornsea.