Some years ago, a stand-up comedian asked me to take some publicity shots of him. We agreed to do it straight after a pub gig and I went along early to watch him inspire hilarity in a capacity audience. It was the standard arrangement: a spot-lit microphone in front of a red curtain. He was very expressive, contorting his face and body to enhance the gags, and I thought, ‘This’ll be a breeze’.

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Some years ago, a stand-up comedian asked me to take some publicity shots of him. We agreed to do it straight after a pub gig and I went along early to watch him inspire hilarity in a capacity audience. It was the standard arrangement: a spot-lit microphone in front of a red curtain. He was very expressive, contorting his face and body to enhance the gags, and I thought, ‘This’ll be a breeze’.

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