In Newcastle today I knew that I would find someone to photograph. What I did not know was that this was the final weekend of the annual EAT! festival run as part of the NewcastleGateshead Initiative.
In the past the festival has included some great ideas (restaurants in people’s homes), some spectacular stunts (dining suspended from the top of the car park made famous in Get Carter) and some pretty strange ideas (did I dream the 3D map of Tyneside made from cake?). I’m not sure what was on the agenda this year, but I knew I’d get some colourful images and these are in the gallery below. (click on the first image to open an enlarged slideshow)
Remarkably I managed to walk my away around many of the stalls without succumbing to the temptation of colours, textures and aromas. Incidentally the chap featured in the header wasn’t present at the festival – he’s still somewhere in my garden unfortunately!
Anyway, before I reached the gastronomic gala, I had already found today’s portrait. He was sitting outside the Theatre Royal having a drink with a friend, and the combination of hair, glasses, beard and T-shirt gave him a cool celeb-like look. Sort of Elton John meets Giorgio Armani by way of Bruce Willis. Actually he’s called Lenny.