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David Simm Photography


Fogwell Flax
Photo: David Simm Photography
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Item #: 21122
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.
Foggy was a long time resident in Wigan, but in later years moved to live in the Balearic Islands.

Comment by: Alan Wright on 30th July 2012 at 14:23

I've just been on a cruise round Italy, and Fogwell Flax was the guest star on board. He did two shows and was superb - his impressions are stunning!

Comment by: David Simm Photography on 31st July 2012 at 01:26

Yes that is how he earns his living these days, just doing the cruises and living Spanish Style. by the way he has a facebook page if you want to follow him.

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