with Kerry Underhill
This is an old fashioned holiday snap of a family on a coach trip. Its daytime. The seats are the kind of orange check they only made in the 70s. The middle aged white lady sitting on the left, leaning against the coach window, is wearing a grey twin set and has a large medallion resting on her bosom. Her short grey hair is set in a demi wave away from her face and she appears to have been caught in the act of speaking as the photo is taken. Her eyes look accusingly back at us. The seat to the right of her is empty. Directly behind her, their arms crossed over the back of her seat, is a white child about 8 years old. They occupy the top and middle of the picture and behind them, through the coach window, you can see a motorway barrier and a flash of some double yellow lines. Their messy blond hair is swept across their forehead and they bury their chin in the arms of their thick blue handknitted jumper, staring at the camera with dark eyes. A half smile sits on their lips. Next to the child, to the right of the picture sits a dapper middle aged white man in a bright white fluffy turtle neck sweater. His salt and pepper thinning hair is swept back over his head and he wears the kind of sunglasses you might imagine Sammy Davis Junior to have worn in the mid 70s. His expression is hard to read - maybe he is about to smile ? In the seat behind him you can just see a white haired man who’s head has dropped forwards in sleep.