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Photo Interview With The Times by Carol Midgley

Last Monday (29th July) I was featured with a photo interview in The Times newspaper. The article, entitled The secret’s out: more men are buying make-up, was written by 2004 Feature Writer of the Year Carol Midgley and photographs by award winning photographer, Colin Mcpherson.

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The shoot and interview took place at the Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar in Liverpool. Carol and me sat at a table laden with products in the Wow Bar chatting about what it means to be a modern man in the world of beauty and grooming.

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The article was featured on the front page of the issue

The store was open during all this so it was an interesting experience to be snapped sat in the middle of the floor whilst staff and consultants hid for cover. I managed to get through the whole shoot by only getting the giggles once.

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What you can’t see is all the counter consultants crouching behind the units [photo by Colin Mcpherson]

My biggest fear was that photos for newspapers can’t be Photoshopped [photo by Colin Mcpherson][/caption]The picture below was one of the last ones taken. It was on the treatment bed at Carita and I asked the therapist who was to pretend to give me a facial that “When you get hold of my face, pull it back as tight as you can. If it hurts, I don’t care, just pull it all back” and luckily it worked!

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“When you get hold of my face, pull it back as tight as you can” [photo by Colin Mcpherson]

The article is available to read online here which also features my top 10 skincare and makeup products for men. You can see Carol Midgley’s profile and other features here and be sure to check out Colin Mcpherson’s website here.

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Harvey Specter
Posted at 23:15 August 16, 2013
theperfumeddandy
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Dearest Thom
Hurrah for this appearing on line as I didn’t see it in print.
So good to see you employed the ballerinas classic approach to appearing in the papers ‘just pull it back as far as you can I don;t care if it hurts’!
Genius.
Yours ever
The Perfumed Dandy

Harvey Specter
Posted at 20:12 August 14, 2013
brentsmith2013
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My pleasure, Thom. Your site is just what’s needed, a breath of fresh air by someone who knows what he’s talking about. Hope you both had a lovely time in Spain by the way!
Brent.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 21:38 August 8, 2013
brentsmith2013
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Well done, Thom. May your freebie cupboard never be empty.

    Harvey Specter
    Posted at 16:56 August 14, 2013
    Thom Watson
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    Haha thanks Brent!

Harvey Specter
Posted at 20:50 August 7, 2013
Jude Dunn
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What a fabulous interview, you look gorgeous in the photographs, well done Thom :) Jude x @jadlgw

    Harvey Specter
    Posted at 16:56 August 14, 2013
    Thom Watson
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    Thanks jude! It was scary knowing they’d appear with absolutely no Photoshop! :)

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