Success – at last!

I’ve spent 40 years as a photographer and had to face the constant indignity of people expressing their views on my photographs. Whether it was: friends leafing quickly through my precious photo albums looking for a photograph of anything they recognised, “There’s no people”, I remember one said; to house visitors looking at a framed photograph and asking me ‘What is it?’; or my favourite, the photographic developers who put stickers on my prints saying what was wrong with them; an ‘Out of focus’ sticker springs to mind.

After all those years though, finally I have had the ultimate success; my photograph is featured on a biscuit box:

Biscuit Box - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

And not just on any biscuit box, but on the box of my favourite biscuit; the Westray Shortbread made by The Westray Bakehouse:

Biscuit Box - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Which photograph you ask? Well, if you look at the very top right of the front of the biscuit box you might just be able to see a black and white photograph smaller than a postage stamp; that one’s mine.

Here it is full size. It’s a photograph of Sangar on Westray:

Sangar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

“What’s so great about that?”, I hear you ask. Well, the lovely people at The Westray Bakehouse have sent me a biscuit. It’s time to put the kettle on, I think.

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