Well, 25 ! Feels like quite a milestone to be half way through, and in just a little over twelve months too. Certainly hasn’t been the struggle to find volunteers that I thought it may be before I started.
Not only was 25 a milestone it was also photographed in unusual circumstances, just before I was interviewed on the afternoon show on BBC Radio Lancashire with John Gillmore (aka Gilly) but more about that to follow in a separate post. Gilly had discovered Fifty Portraits on Twitter and after inviting me onto his show to chat about my business as well as the project he also revealed that he fitted the bill and volunteered to be involved.
Most of the people in the project so far have discovered their passion after a career in something else, Gilly is a little different however since he decided at age 11 that he wanted to be a radio presenter ! He still needed that career in something else though before he was able to convert his passion into a career. In Gilly’s case it took several years working in a bank whilst volunteering as a hospital radio presenter before he was able to abandon a “real” job and break into radio.
Gilly is a massive social media fan and you can follow him on Twitter as @Gillylancs.
(All images ©J Broughton Photography www.jbroughton.co.uk.)