Ok it was a bit longer than that. Alan Carr is the patron of the Sussex Beacon a charity providing special care for people living with HIV. Alan had promised the Beacon a slot to take a publicity photo for their current appeal. This was scheduled for sunday afternoon about an hour before he starts a string of 4 consecutive nights at the Brighton Centre with his touring show Speccy Beast Live 2011
After waiting a few minutes at the VIP entrance we were shown up to his room by his assistant Kenny.
So we get in the room, Alan is relaxed and friendly (Juley and I met him last year on another Beacon shoot) and after a few hellos he gets into the Appeal t-shirt.
“It’s not a very good fit!” says Alan wearing it back to front, giving me time to shoot a few test shots with my assistant Corinna, and choose a background. Back on track with it the right way round and with one of his 5 identical performance shirts over the top, he jumps into action, ‘like this’ and ‘like that’ with and without the collection box. Job done. 90 seconds from first shot to last. All happy, quick signature of the shirt for the Beacon to auction and back out into the real world.