Here's a scoop! On the cutting room floor Exist the edited. Recycled celebrities, Touched up too much And out of relevance. Snippings from old glossy magazines Pasted on to cardboard stands And over-saturated. Even the bokeh backgrounds fade. The exposure flared and candid, Chimping them into obscurity. Wiping the angle Without any more inches in columns or Snaps in borders, wrapped In panned watermarks, Drowning in their tears. The wrinkles are showing And their off to jungle, Warts and all, To wring a few more minutes From their fifteen.
David Bailey, English fashion and portrait photographer, was born today in 1938.
Pete Postlethwaite, English character actor, died today in 2011.