Hull Regional College of Art; 1971-74
Osborne, John Gray.
The march of time - now they are old geezers loitering outside John Grey's studio.
Color pictures by David Osborne
A letter comes with the photographs:
Steve, Better late than never. A few shots from when I went to visit John Gray (March, 2004; Spalding, England). Sorry, it was a new camera and I had it set up all wrong, so the quality is rat-shit. There's me and John outside his studio; me and John inside his studio in front of one of his new pix (his style now is amazing, the photos I've seen do not do them justice at all); one of the main room of his studio; and one of John getting stuck into his daily porridge. What does a Scotsman wear under his kilt? I'll tell ya - a bag to catch his porridge droppings. He had an old juke box in the studio, which he'd set up to play Wreckless Eric's "Whole wide world" followed by "Semaphore signs". Way cool, I tell you, and they were the original Stiff Records 45's. "If it ain't Stiff it ain't worth a fuck". I remember it well. Eric has a new album due out shortly; you should promote it on the site. It was great to see John, great to meet his delightful lady Helen, and way too short a time to exercise the old drinking skills. Oz