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Q (UK) - - Contents - colin lane, Q photographer

“Shoot­ing St. Vin­cent for this month’s Q cover story was a dream job. Firstly, it was a plea­sure to work with some­one so su­per-cool and down to earth – Annie [ Clark] has to­tal con­fi­dence in her­self and re­ally worked with me to get the best shots pos­si­ble. Se­condly, this shoot was spe­cial be­cause I got to use my Bigshot cam­era for the cover. The Bigshot is a strange cam­era made by Po­laroid from 1971-73. It has a fixed fo­cal length as it’s only meant to shoot head and shoul­ders. Andy Warhol used this cam­era a lot for his por­traits. I found my first Bigshot cam­era in my par­ents’ at­tic when I was a kid and now I have five of them, but it’s very dif­fi­cult to find the flash cubes and film for them. I’ve been shoot­ing Bigshot por­traits since about 1994: I shot The Strokes’ Ass Shot [ the cover of their de­but al­bum] with one, but this is the first mag­a­zine cover I’ve shot with it. So, Q, thank you!”

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