Kirstie Young Photography

All entries published in April 2013

Cake

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Happily I am pretty overloaded with work right now, and as if that’s not enough, some of the jobs this week have involved enormous cakes!   Since seeing him live on stage, I can’t look at cake now without thinking of this genius sketch by the queen of comedy, Eddie Izzard, Enjoy!

Eddie Izzard – on what would have happened if the Spanish Inquisition had been run by the Church of England.

“Cake or death?”
“Eh, cake please.”
“Very well! Give him cake!”
“Oh, thanks very much. It’s very nice.”
“You! Cake or death?”
“Uh, cake for me, too, please.”
“Very well! Give him cake, too! We’re gonna run out of cake at this rate. You! Cake or death?”
“Uh, death, please. No, cake! Cake! Cake, sorry. Sorry…”
“You said death first, uh-uh, death first!”
“Well, I meant cake!”
“Oh, all right.” 

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Jamming with a new friend

Sometimes getting a project together requires a load of strangers agreeing to take some time out of their lives so that you can photograph them, with little more information than a vague explanation of an idea that popped into your head and may one day be printed in a magazine.  Or not.   My current project is about Allotments, and I really think that a scientific study should be conducted about the genomes of those that own them, so that they can be replicated because they are, to a fault, the nicest people on the planet.  Fact.

So to keep my end of the karmic balance healthy, I met with one such allotment owner today to take some pictures of his fledgling business “Rob’s Preserves”.  Delicious, fresh, sticky, sweet preserves.  Get them while they are hot. Literally.

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