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Georgie Hobday Does the Freakout | by Lou O' Bedlam
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Georgie Hobday Does the Freakout

This can't be more than a Reader's Digest version of my weekend, because to really do it justice, you'd have to just live through it.

 

I've been in England for a few days, to teach a Portrait workshop in Brighton.

 

Brighton just happens to be the home of several of my favorite photographers, and now, having spent the weekend there, some of my favorite people.

 

Friday night I gave a talk on my work, and that was followed by 2 workshops on Saturday and one more Monday night.

 

The Monday night workshop is where I finally got to photograph Georgie Hobday, recent subject of Kevin Mason's excellent Your Life is My Vanity Project.

 

And I will tell you this: that dame is out of this world. Energy enough to power the sun, face both fiercely exotic and unnervingly friendly, she is, without a doubt, one of the most unique-looking people I've met in quite awhile.

 

She's also a complete nutter, in the best possible way.

 

Really, though, you could say that for all the great folks I met in Brighton. Pretty much every single person I met was outstanding.

 

Which, as you may have guessed, means I've been drunk the entire time.

 

Today is actually my first sober day since Tuesday.

 

God bless the Queen, and God bless free drink service on Virgin Atlantic Airlines.

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Taken on May 17, 2010