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Fogwell Flax
Photo: David Simm Photography
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Item #: 20240
Back in the nineteen seventies I ran an under five's portrait promotion along with the Wigan Reporter. I photographed more than 600 children in three days, but strangely enough a couple of weeks after the event I got a phone call from EMI records asking if I would be willing to shoot a record sleeve for them.
It turns out that one of the little boys was the son of Fogwell Flax and he was impressed, both with the pictures and the treatment.
So I packed my gear and set off for Worsely to shoot the celebrity session, not really knowing what the image would, except perhaps for the obvious, that it would be a square to fit the record sleeve.
This is the seventies single cover for Fogwell Flax and the Ankle Biters and the 1-9 for Santa Christmas Record

Comment by: Walt (Nth Yorkshire) on 18th March 2012 at 18:28

Fogwell is still very much alive and kicking, he frequently appears in hotels where he lives on Majorca, sometimes plays Ibiza and Menorca as well as cruise ships around the Med, funny man !!!

Comment by: Mark Conroy on 18th March 2012 at 22:06

Fogwell used to live down Carr Lane on Hawkley Hall I used to deliver his mail in the early 8s.

Comment by: David Simm Photography on 19th March 2012 at 12:15

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