It’s not every day that I get a picture in one of the national newspapers, so when it happens I’m happy. This is a local story which could potentially have repercussions across the country’s pubs. The Landlord of Kilburn’s Black Lion is furious at his supplier’s cost for beer, and has boycotted draught ale altogether, resorting to sell bottles only. It’s a big risk for him, but there are pub landlords who are behind him, so the boycott could spread throughout pubs who are trapped in similar contracts.
The photo shows a wake being acted out for a keg of beer. It’s never easy shooting subjects dressed in black at night time in front of a black pub, so I was happy that I had time to get some height on the procession, and some light came from the right of the camera by way of a TV camera.
There’s another picture from the Black Lion during some more generic shoot of the pub in my assignments gallery