Here’s an excerpt from a piece of mine called ‘Hell is other people’s kids”, part of a selection of my work featured on Bumpbabyandyou.co.uk
“As a kid, I’d often be made to join my family in sitting through everlasting evenings where the neighbours conducted a slideshow of photographs from their latest holiday.
BORING doesn’t even come close.
Out of focus photos of some beach in Portugal, Edinburgh Castle obscured by a thumb over the lens or even (horror of horrors) the inevitable argument between our neighbours over the forgotten names of (lobster-like) holiday acquaintances gathered around a wonky taverna table somewhere.
“He works for a bank.”
“No he doesn’t. It’s a building society.”
“I’m pretty sure it was a bank…”
“Because you never listen Harold.”
Nobody, and I really mean NOBODY is interested in other people’s holiday snaps. They are the photographic equivalent of watching Songs Of Praise at your nan’s house or uncomfortable chats with taxi drivers – something to be endured and got over with, as quickly as is humanly possible.”Chris McGuire: Bump, Baby & You
For full piece, click here.