Manic Street Preachers & Baby Boon
28 November 14
Posted at 2:24
This is one of my favourite 'out-take' images ever so I thought I'd share it and the story behind it. It was a few years ago at the XFM studios in Manchester. The Manic Street Preachers were doing a live session and chat on Clint Boon's show. I don't really do getting starstruck but I was kind of nervous about meeting the Manics, they were my hero's when I was younger, stuff like The Holy Bible and Generation Terrorists had a massive influence on me growing up. Anyway they were polite and reserved and very business like about doing what must be the millionth photoshoot. I always enjoyed doing stuff for Clints show, he's a nice friendly chap, so he came in to have a chat and a picture too. As we were finishing his wife arrived with the baby, so excitedly Clint said 'Wanna have a photo with my baby Boon?' The band kind of mumbled and politely said 'no it's alright thanks' but before they knew it baby Boon was hurled (in a safe, loving way! This wasn't a Michael Jackson type incident) into their arms and they all burst out laughing. It was a really nice moment and I'm glad I got chance to capture it.