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Squirrel Tales, Volume 1

Updated: Oct 7, 2021

Meet Malcolm…

Malcolm is 36 years old and still lives at home with mum and dad in Barnes, West London. He works 2 days a week as a waiter in the local Italian restaurant. He hopes to make it big in film and tv one day like his heroes Jackie Chan and Ricky Gervais. He particularly loves Jackie Chan and wants to be the next martial arts movie star.

He practices his mixture of Kung Fu and karate every Sunday at Putney Heath. I was lucky enough to capture Malcolm in action showing off some of his best moves. I’m not sure how realistic Malcom’s dreams are but I hope to see him on the big screen one day, fingers crossed.

Meet Elliot…

Elliot is 17 years old and lives in Lewisham, South London. He has just dropped out of college to pursue a career as a rapper/boxer. His 2 favourite films are green street and 8 mile and watches them both at least twice a week for “inspiration”.

He wasn’t too happy with the photo I took as he said the angle made him look short. I was grateful for the encounter either way though as he only came over to ask if I had a lighter he could borrow. He seemed like a decent guy, I wish him all the best.

Meet Claire…

Claire is 54 years old and lives in the town of Bakewell just outside of Sheffield in England. Despite only being 54 Claire has already been retired for 2 years. Her reason for early retirement was that she just couldn’t handle the “politics of the post office”. She describes it as “toxic snake pit” and not what it used to be.

Claire now spends most of her time looking after her 3 pet harvest mice and tending to her garden. She says this is a harder job than it seems as her neighbours are jealous of her colourful flowers and often try to sabotage them.

Choosing the flowers for the dining room table.

She asked me to take this photo from her good side :)

Showing me where the robin lives that stood on her tulips last week.

…The robin in question

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