Some Like it Hot

It’s 4-30pm on the last day of the Made in Hull Event in Hull the launch for Hull 2017 – UK City of Culture , I’m running late something to do with a mix up over cemeteries with Jack the Pumpkin King, ¬†and slow moving traffic this is Hullywood and life is frantic. I’m meeting Marty Hogg and her friend Jenny Lazenby who are recreating a scene from one of my favourite films ‘Some Like it Hot’ . They are women playing men playing women. I arrive on the station platform looking around franticly. Where are they? I’ve got to shoot Titanic next then Darth Maul and then Catwoman. It’s a 12 shoot day and I’m tired. I spot Marty sitting on hers case we head up to the far platform the light has gone and the battery in the flash (which I hate using is dead).

We make the photo interrupted by the station manager (god love her) who says Mr Budworth I know what your doing, I love your work I’m a big fan but you need to ask permission’ I smile explaining that I’m sorry and rushing and will ask for permission next time. She says no flash photography – I’m with her on that- she smiles and says carry on. We hug, I kiss her on the cheek and we get the shot.

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