John Cooper Clarke

Dr John Cooper Clarke - Poet

John Cooper Clarke - The Kew Gardens Studio

Of course if I had to nominate my favourite Mancunian from our generation, it would be John Cooper Clarke, we had built a Studio in the Garage at the house I shared in Kew with Phil Lynott, this was the beginning of the end of an era for me, once I had started Studio Photography I never left it, John was the inaugural Shoot, what can I tell you about it? Well he was just non stop funny, that wonderful deep Mancunian accent, the motor mouth delivery, total fun, he was awesome then and he is awesome now. Not only that but he looks just the same, birds nest hair and those piercing eyes, but the voice! How can you ever forget the voice! In fact, if i'm ever in need of cheering up I simply play "I Married a Monster from Outer Space" and my blues fly out of the (Studio) window...