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Shit Happens



"Well he used to be somebody

And now he's someone else

Took apart his old life

Left it on the shelf

Sick of being someone

He did not admire

Took up all his old things

Set em all on fire"


Shot in today's workshop with the inspirational and completely awesome Tim Andrews.


From Tim:


“I was born in London years ago and, in 2005, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. I was a solicitor for 29 years but had to retire in June 2006 and since then I have had the freedom to indulge my many interests which include watching cricket, going to the cinema, writing and taking photographs. I am also collaborating with a number of different photographers on an artistic venture, which examines my life at this time. I am an incredibly happy man, happier than I have ever been before. Ironically, Parkinson’s disease has given me a new lease of life. I feel very blessed.”


Tim was absolutely wonderful. He allowed me to take any kind of portrait of him I wanted - to do with his struggles, life and illness or not. I decided to take a lighthearted approach - Tim has overcome so much and is most definitely not a victim. His strength, humor and approach are just plain brilliant. So I wanted to depict it all as a blip - a mere splatter of bird poop, something you can choose to wipe away, and then carry right on - seeing a bit more of life than before.


Thanks Tim for being awesome. If you would like to photograph Tim - get in touch with him! He's been photographed by over 160 photographers currently (and I'm pretty sure our workshop tipped him into the 170s!).


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Taken on November 2, 2011