So on Wednesday at 1753 I get an email and the email says:
Hi London Preppy
___ here from Attitude magazine. Hope you’re well. One of my colleagues has pointed me in the direction of your blog and we totally love it here.
I’m contacting to see if you’d be interested in writing a small feature for us for our ___ issue.
If you’re interested can you call me on my mobile asap ___.
And I’m walking down the street with Scott as I’m reading this email and the emotions I have are, in the following order: joy / panic / panic / joy / fear / nothing.
So I start moaning at Scott and Scott says here we go again, because this is what I always do when something unexpected happens – I become unsettled initially, then I become a bit more unsettled and then I just deal with it.
So I ring up ___ and we talk about the article and he tells me what it involves, but I’m not going to write about it here, because I’m not sure that I should and then I agree to do it.
What the deal also involves is a photo shoot and this photo shoot is arranged for Thursday.
This is the first photo shoot I have ever done, where I don’t have to take my clothes off. It’s just me and two other guys who are also writing articles and we’re fully dressed and in public.
On Thursday I go to work, and then I go to the doctor’s for my regular Guillain Barre Syndrome check-up and then I go to meet the people from Atittude, the photographer and the two other writers.
And here are some pictures that Scott was taking during the photo shoot, on his mobile phone:
Picture 1. In this first picture, we are ‘art-directed’ as you can see from the Art Directors hand gesture. I am on the far left and I’m holding my hands behind my back, which is a pose I held a lot during the shoot, because I didn’t know what else to do.
Picture 3. By this point the other two guys have left and I’m doing my individual shoot. My individual shoot had to take place in the middle of Soho, on this warm Thursday afternoon, surrounded by hundreds of walkers-by. This went OK, because everyone who went by might have stared, but then quickly looked away when they realized I wasn’t remotely famous. In any case you can see by my posture how comfortable I felt during the whole thing.
PS. I know that somebody who reads this blog suggested me to Attitude. I don’t know who it is, but genuinely, thank you very much.