These cool dudes are my introduction to the penultimate installment of my Twelve for ’13 project! I reckon the shot’s from about 1978. The lads used to loiter under the motorway bridge in Winton, near the flat I shared with my dad, scaring the life out me every time I walked past ’em with their tough guy image and under-aged smoking until, one day, I simply asked if I could take their photographs! They instantly changed into the nicest, chirpiest happy young boys, and gave me a range of ‘Fonz’ type poses there and then! Lesson number one : Never judge a book by its cover! I’d like to think I’ve stuck to that work ethos ever since.
Any road up, click on the link and have a look for yourselves ..