Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 11:10
Marcus in Six Degrees of Separation

It's been a good few days since I blogged here. Unlikeness had a couple of nice shooting days in the meantime and everything is going swimmingly.

What took my breath away yesterday was the following note someone passed me in a rush while I was engaged in a nice unlikeness chat with Camilla.

The note is from someone I met on the last Saturday of July 2010 while I was out on Broadway market performing unlikeness. Back then Lucy appeared with her two friends and Jamie (who had his unlikeness portrait taken). At the end of Jamie's shoot Lucy told me about her cancer and her immanent move to Australia. This would be the last weekend they were all together. I took and printed a group shot. Lucy took it to Australia.

Getting the note made my heart leap. I hope to catch up with Lucy soon to hear the whole story and take another portrait...

Update on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 21:28 by Registered CommenterMarcus

I met up with Lucy a little later and heard the whole story. She went through a tough time including radio and chemo therapy, but came through healed. An incredibly positive and strong spirit carried her along.

She told me that she kept that portrait we recorded of her friends in London on the mantle piece and in hospital with her. It served as a sort of focal point and as a connection to London.

Lucy is now focussed on modelling, practising Thai massage and living a full & healthy life. Here's her portrait from this summer ======>

Lucy told me her story on a sunny Suday afternoon recently in London Fields, a park right opposite from where the Unlikeness portraits are usualy recorded. I couldn't have been happier.


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