One of my favourite things about doing photo shoots (other than the photography of course) is hanging out with my more ‘well known’ clients and finding out quirky fun things about them that you wouldn’t necessarily see in a magazine or any other form of media.
Yesterday I shot with Guthrie Govan for Rotosound Music. There was a tiny window of opportunity in his travels from Italy, where he came home to the UK before heading off to the USA today – an endless scene of hotel rooms and tour vans. We managed to grab a portion of that time.
I got on really well with Guthrie when we last shot some pics back in 2010. We recounted the memories of our last shoot and lunch ordeal afterwards at the local pub in Hackney as we walked past 3 years later – it’s nice when really busy people get together after a long time and pick up where they left off.
While setting up, Guthrie got out his new Charvel guitar. Beautiful instrument! Then he got all excited as he pulled out of his guitar case a plastic toy piggy that squeaked and snorted when you squeezed its belly. Hilarious! While touring with his latest project ‘The Aristocrats‘ they picked up these toy piggies from a service station in Italy. Apparently they all make different noises and the guys sometimes play with them on stage – haha!
It’s name is quite simply ‘Piggy’.
After the shoot we went to Starbucks and talked about Guthrie’s travels, stolen gear, hip replacements (not his, or mine!), his performance at the London Olympics, rig tours, the difference between honey bees and bumble bees, the delicacies of China, him regretfully eating a raw scotch bonnet, and many other things!
We are both a little random :)
Keep an eye out for the new Guthrie promos from Rotosound very soon!