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A Modern Day Photostory

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1991 Jackie Mag

Back then it was about new love.

These days it’s about new life.

Our niece was born last week. A cousin for my children. Her arrival marked the start of a British heatwave – the hottest weekend of the year so far, when BBQs were being lit, shirts were coming off and paddling pools being filled. It meant happiness all round – a time for celebration, as this was also the weekend we celebrated my Father in Law’s 60th Birthday!

To mark the weekend of celebrations, I decided to put together a modern day photostory in the style of this 1991 Jackie Magazine!

1991 Jackie Mag

I was in this edition of Jackie in the early 1990’s as one of their photo story characters!
I studied at Wakefield College at the time and one of the photography teachers was a regular contributor to the mag, so he used his students as models to act out a photo story, which then appeared in the magazine! I remember that I was paid the princely sum of £25 for the privilege of being featured – I was blown away, I thought I’d done it for the kudos of being in a national magazine, I didn’t think I’d get hard cash too!
Here is the story. I play ‘Lucy’ and yes, that is me in the red top with the frizzy hair and massive specs!

The Perfect Couple

page 2

Did you see me? Here is a close up!

shall we go for a hamburger
Yeah! I asked if ‘we should all go for a hamburger or something?!’ Then my ‘boyfriend’ (who is now a Breakfast Show DJ for radio station, Heart) wants to know if we all fancy ‘going down the youth club?’!!!

As I’ve worked with Panasonic products as one of their Ambassadors, I thought it’d be fun to use my Lumix G5 camera to take shots of my own photo story, and feature it on this blog! So here is a modern day photostory about our celebrations that started with the new arrival….

modern day photostory arrival final_smaller

One day baby girl will read this blog and see her first photostory appearance! So when she does, I want her to know that we all love you little one, and both your cousins think the world of you. Welcome to the family!

I shot the photostory on my Panasonic Lumix G5 camera with a wide angle pancake lens. As a Panasonic Ambassador I have had a few free products but this camera was my own purchase! The pancake lens was second hand from a specialist camera shop in Bognor. It is a great tip to source second hand lenses as a cheaper alternative to buying new as the lenses on the Lumix G5 are interchangeable (My second hand lens was £32!) The pancake lens is more compact that what it comes with as standard.

Panasonic Lumix G5 Camera

Panasonic Lumix G5 Camera

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Comments to A Modern Day Photostory

  • Oh I remember Jackie, although I’d stopped reading it by 1991 when I would have been a teensy bit too old for it. (ok I stopped reading in 1981) What a wonderful momento for you. I love your modern day photo story too, congratulations on your new niece, how excited is your little boy! 🙂
    Just one more thing..did Kate and Jamie get back together?

    Anne 14th August 2015 9:12 am Reply
    • haha I will have to get the old gang back together to do a sequel – then you will know what happened to Kate and Jamie!! Great idea!

      Nadine Hill 15th August 2015 12:29 pm Reply
  • Ah, That is a really lovely but fun way to show your little one that day she arrived and how excited her brother was to meet her! x

    leonii amber 14th August 2015 11:37 am Reply
    • Ah thank you! It was her cousin, not her brother but he really was sooo excited!

      Nadine Hill 15th August 2015 12:28 pm Reply
  • This is brilliant and I love the modern day story, too cute x

    Rachel 14th August 2015 12:15 pm Reply
  • Oh wow, your were in Jackie. I remember reading my friend’s copy all the time. I have big hair then too. I adore your version

    Jen 14th August 2015 3:59 pm Reply
    • Do you remember Blue Jeans and Just Seventeen too? I loved reading them all!

      Nadine Hill 15th August 2015 12:27 pm Reply
  • Aww what a lovely thing to do! Congratulations on the new arrival in your family. x

    Sarah Bailey 14th August 2015 10:49 pm Reply
    • The family is just getting bigger and bigger – it’s lovely.

      Nadine Hill 15th August 2015 12:24 pm Reply
  • Congratulations on the new addition to the family. How cool were you to be in Jackie! Those were the days

    Kizzy 15th August 2015 7:21 am Reply
    • Jackie Magazine… the highlight of my career!! hehe

      Nadine Hill 15th August 2015 12:24 pm Reply
  • Me and my schoolfriend used to read Jackie every week! This is a lovely thing to do for your new niece x

    Mums do travel 15th August 2015 12:27 pm Reply
    • Thank you – I hope one day she enjoys reading it!

      Nadine Hill 15th August 2015 12:31 pm Reply
  • So many thing I love about this post. Firstly the picture of Christian Slater who is absolutely always and forever the man of my dreams. And then Jackie magazine which started my love of magazines, I used to buy so many and still do. How lucky that you were in a photo story! Oh do tell who is the now DJ? Great photo story and cute baby 🙂 x

    sam fernley 15th August 2015 8:28 pm Reply
    • haha ‘Kev’ is now the DJ for radio station Heart – my friend Warren. It would be so great to see everyone again – it’s been almost 25 years…

      Nadine Hill 16th August 2015 8:41 am Reply
  • Ooh wow !! Global super star .. I wonder where the others are now . Great camera

    Ninjacat 17th August 2015 5:53 am Reply
    • I’m going to try and find the others… It’s perhaps time for a reunion!

      Nadine Hill 17th August 2015 8:27 am Reply
  • Haha brilliant! I loved those photo stories – I remember making one for an english project at school – then 20 years later finding it again to give to the female lead at her hen do!

    Sonya Cisco 17th August 2015 3:55 pm Reply
    • What a lovely Hen do momento!

      Nadine Hill 17th August 2015 4:08 pm Reply

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