Terry Hall - London 1981
I always thought Terry Hall was unlike the other Specials, although they were all different from each other. Offstage Terry was always quiet, he was shy and reserved, yet he had a riveting presence once he stepped onstage.
Despite photographing him a great many times I don't think we had that many conversations, we exchanged pleasantries of course but my instinct was to leave him alone, I think he preferred it that way and was actually grateful I did not rabbit on too much.
He always did what we asked of him, trusting us completely, many people think Terry never smiled in photos, but that's not true, he did if we asked him to, but I always felt he looked better looking a little aloof, or even downright miserable.
Yet, looking at this photo 35 years later it really seems to show the young Terry Hall really well, you can see why so many people were attracted to him, and whilst he has a slightly vulnerable look on his face, he still has a commanding presence, even in a passport photo.