This wonderful portrait was taken by photographer Mr Kit Haigh in Whitley Bay. Mr Haigh uses old fashioned techniques and up-to-date equipment to create the sort of pictures that your grandparents would have had done perhaps once a year.

Mr Haigh lit me using an ancient theatre lamp, diffused through some strange plastic cloth and bounced off a large white board. I don’t think I’ve ever been happier with a photograph. Lady Koo bought me the sitting as a birthday present – she sure knows how to buy a gift.


Brown pinstriped three piece suit with velvet collar – gift from my friend Mick.
Hilditch & Key shirt from a charity shop in Chillingham Road (£2.50)
Tie from The Buffalo Exchange in Brooklyn NYC ($5)
Spectacle frames by Toni & Guy (£30)
Pipe – Bent Apple from McGahey’s Exeter.


~ by Lord Leigh Park on May 31, 2011.

4 Responses to “Portraiture”

  1. Spiffing!

  2. A most excellent portrait and birthday present. You have acquired gravitas and a touch of the bounder all at the same time.

  3. Very suave, almost Richard Wattis suave

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