The Steeple Times asks photographer Debbi Clark: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”
The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force?
My son Luke with his eccentric ways and my daughter Sophia who keeps me grounded.
“Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours?
Whatever you decide to do, enjoy it. Otherwise change direction.
Kerry Katona was considered unacceptable in 2007. Who or what is unacceptable in 2013?
Black nail varnish. Get over it.
Tony Blair misses being Prime Minister. What do you miss most in your life?
What might you swap all your wealth for?
The guaranteed health of my family.
Donald Trump was once a case of: “If you owe the bank a thousand, they close you down; but if you owe the bank a billion, you own the bank”. What’s your view on the banking crisis?
Share it out…
What phrase or word do you most loathe?
“Dude” and “boom”.
In the UK, some people consider charity to “begin at home”. What’s your view and what causes do you personally support?
I support The Sir Hubert von Herkomer Arts Foundation as it provides courses in the arts to inspire and introduce underprivileged children to the arts.
The judge in Law Abiding Citizen states: “I can pretty much do whatever I want” before being blown up whilst answering her mobile phone. What’s your view on the appropriate use of such devices?
Never during sex!
If you could fill a carriage on The Orient Express, who would be your fellow passengers?
Kate Moss, David Bowie, Juliet Binoche, Anna Pavlova, Xavier Barden, Johnny Cash, Thom Yorke, Mark von Herkomer and Bridget Bardot.
If you were unfortunate enough to end up on death row, what would be your last meal and where would you eat it?
A glass of Rioja whilst being read poetry boating on the river.
What time is it acceptable to consume the first drink of the day?
Anytime you feel like one!
A Negroni, a martini or a cup of tea?
A cup of tea.
Whose parties do you enjoy the most and why?
Kate Candida and Mike and Gabbi’s dinner parties.
Who is the most positive person you know?
My boyfriend Mark because he always makes a bad day good.
What’s your most guilty pleasure?
Dark chocolate violet crèmes.
If a tattoo were to sum you up, what would it be of?
A bleeding butterfly.
If you were a car, what marque would you be?
A little red Corvette.
Cilla Black presented Surprise, Surprise. Tell us the most surprising thing about you.
I am really quite introverted – don’t you think?
What’s currently sitting on your mantelpiece?
A 1920’s clock that belonged to my grandfather.
Debbi Clark is a photographer who has worked for such titles as Tatler, Vogue, Homme, Italian Vogue and Face. Subjects have included Gemma Kidd, Damian Lewis, Helen McCrory, Sophie Anderton and Catherine McQueen.
Debbi Clark is exhibiting at The Strand Gallery, 32 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6BP until 12th May 2013. The gallery is open from 10am to 6pm.
View Debbi Clark’s official website at: http://www.debbiclark.com
Debbi Clark supports The Sir Hubert von Herkomer Arts Foundation: http://www.vonherkomerfoundation.org