Sir Terry Pratchett

In this weeks Big Issue you will find evidence of my privileged hat shopping escapade with Sir Terry Pratchett.
After a few organisational problems at the original location (the manager of the hotel hadn’t been told by his staff that we were coming) I cheekily asked if I could tag along with Sir Terry and his PA whilst out hat shopping. To my absolute delight they agreed and we were led to Bates hat store on Jermyn Street which is a regular haunt for them. The manager and staff were very hospitable (for which I am very grateful) and provided us with plenty of different headgear to try on throughout the shoot.
After stating that his only stipulation was for the hat to be black, midway through Terry asked if he could make a suggestion to wear the most inappropriate hat in the store…certainly! Instantly out came the Sailor hat which he managed to pull off quite well I thought.
It was the perfect location for a shoot with such a hat enthusiast and I’m thrilled I got to tag along.