When I first met Sophie, at the Hay Festival, we were both rushing to or from events (I was actually rushing to the loo queue) so I snapped her quickly on the green walkway between tents, told her my name, and rushed to the loos wishing I'd had more time to ask her questions.
Then when I got to the loos - and I love the serendipity of this, because either of us could have gone to the ones in the other direction - I heard a voice say 'I love what you're wearing, too.' It was Sophie! 'I guess you have to dress stylish' (i.e., my blog). Actually, I forget what I was wearing that day, but she was really kind to say I had nice style. And she's just really lovely - and I truly felt she was the star of the festival! I wish I could have seen her another day - she was visiting her mom (she's American, but her mom lives in England) so maybe she was just there the one day.
I then tried to shoot her near the loos, against the white background of a tent, but the light was so harsh. She was being really patient, posing calmly, and said her boyfriend, Tor, is a photographer, so she's used, I guess, to being his muse. She's a nutritionist, and we got into a little chat about how we are what we eat, and I wish we could have talked longer, because she's absolutely lovely. I think she's back home now, in Portland, Oregon, but she's definitely someone I want to stay in touch with. Isn't she such a star?