This picture was taken from a photographic session in the early seventies. I’ve adapted the colours to create (in my brain anyway) a nineteen forties feel (although the cloche is a twenties style). When I worked in Mayfair hairdressing salons in the mid-fifties, there were a lot of handpainted photographs lurking about, which were left over from the previous decade. Many of the salons called themselves ‘Court Hairdresser’ which I always felt was a touch camp. In fact, many glossy magazines of the forties and fifties had covers, which were illustrated by artists with this sort of colour scheme. It reminds me of the post war film star, Anna Neagle, singing ‘We’ll gather lilacs in the spring again’. Now there’s serious camp!