Mike and Ben chatting over drinks

photo: Mike and Ben fit into the lower half of the shot, Ben closest to the camera; both clutch frosty-white liquor bottles, stopped just in front of their mouths as they stop drinking to talk to each other; lens flare, caused by light-bulbs in the top half of the shot, gives the image a soft, hazy appearance.

Location: The Moon On The Hill pub in Sutton.

Date: Friday 17th July 1998.

Equipment: Yashica T5 compact.

Emulsion: Fujifilm Superia 400.

Keywords: pub, booth, drinking, alcohol, bottles, schnaps, talking.

Notes: despite serious technical flaws: undexposure, massive lens-flare and being tilted at a slight angle, I like this photo a lot. I don't know why I like it; I just do.