For promotional purposes I had to have an author photo. Whilst I'm not averse to having my picture taken, the thought of a professional photo seemed a bit daunting. Never one to shirk a challenge, I headed down to the Custard Factory to have some pictures taken. If you've never been, it's worth a visit; it's a veritable contemporary oasis hidden away beneath railway arches and an imposing brick chimney from the old Bird's Custard Factory. There are boutique clothes shops, art galleries, multi-media centres and an abundance of public art installations. Happily, I didn't crack the lens and the photographer, the charming A J Pilkington put me at ease.
Relax! Oh, and smile please.