Last Saturday I photographed writer & critic AA Gill (Adrian Anthony Gill) for the launch of Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter’s 3 new weekend supplements. The Friday supplement theme is Stockholm, with focus on food and drink. AA Gill is an acclaimed restaurant critic for The Sunday Times.
We met at an Italian restaurant in Belgravia that had kindly allowed us to use an upstairs room for the shoot. I can imagine that Adrian finds it amusing that photographers refer to ‘shooting’ perfectly nice people we have just met.
The theme was ’Swedish’ and was to illustrate an article that Adrian had written ‘A Taste For Sweden’. I used some props that were flown in within the hand baggage of Dagens Nyheter’s Eric Ljunggren whom I had picked up at Heathrow on the way to meet Adrian. The shoot went well. Some original ideas did not work as hoped for but chatting between ourselves a theme developed along the lines of he came, he spoke and he left – the result of which was published on the cover and over 2 double spreads. Nice.
AA Gill for me was helpful, considerate, professional and all round nice chap.
This, AA Gill’s latest review January 2014 in English can be read here A Taste For Sweden
Past reviews in Swedish: January 2013, Tack, Stockholm January 2012, Från vårdslösa troll till vågad minimalism