I came across this picture the other day. I took it in 1998 during the 'party scene' shoot for my book, Diary Of An Amateur Photographer. It was supposed to look like it had been taken in 1959. The boy, as he was then, is Nick Wager, a friend of a friend who came in for the afternoon as one of the models. I think he was 14 at the time so he'd be about 28 now. When the picture I wanted was taken and everyone else had wandered away from the little set I'd built, Nick was left sitting there on his own with his orange squash and cheese on a stick so I took this picture of him. It was never used in the book, but I rather like it.
GRAHAM RAWLE is a London-based writer and collage artist. His ‘Lost Consonants’ series ran weekly in the Weekend Guardian for 15 years. He has produced other regular series for The Observer, Sunday Telegraph Magazine and The Times.
Among his published books are the Wonder Book of Fun, Lying Doggo, and Diary of an Amateur Photographer. His collaged novel, Woman’s World, created entirely from fragments of found text earned wide critical acclaim. His reinterpretation of The Wizard of Oz won 2009 Book of the Year at the British Book Design Awards. His most recent book, The Card, was shortlisted for the 2013 Writers Guild award for fiction.
Graham lectures and exhibits internationally. He teaches on the MA Sequential Design/Illustration and MA Arts and Design by Independent Project courses at the University of Brighton.