Perry McCarthy – The Stig

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013

The Stig Helmet

Perry aka The Stig (The Original) very kindly agreed to let me photograph his hands at his home in Essex. It was a sub-zero but mostly sunny day, so we were able to shoot inside, even though the light through the window was a little limiting. It was a real joy of a shoot as he’s a great bloke, and was really into the whole project. So much so in fact that he rang up a mate of his there and then, Mike Lindup from Level 42, to get him involved too. And as if that wasn’t enough also said he’d let Nick Mason (Drummer, Pink Floyd) know, who has subsequently agreed which is fabulous. It’s really great when subjects agree to take part of course, but when they come up with ideas and recommendations for other people I’m deeply grateful. Not just for the contacts, but also for the fact that they’re sufficiently enthused about the project to help out. Thanks Perry, you’re a star.