Saturday, 15 March 2008
Doing It Naked
Posted by Aliya Whiteley
I've never been the type of person who shied away from lowering the tone of the proceedings, so I thought I'd raise a question that's been bothering me since my launch party.
During the wild, drunken evening and just before I spilled red wine all over the floor, I was talking to Matt Curran about the trend charity workers seem to have developed regarding photographing each other naked and turning said photos into amusing calendars. We mooted the possibility of a Macmillan New Writing Calendar in a similar style, given that we are all already allocated months (so this would seem to be a natural fit... yes, there was alcohol involved in this discussion, obviously...) For instance, Matt would be Mr January and I would be Ms February.
So, since then, I have been considering where I would be photographed and what objects I would use to block the camera's vision in order to retain what was left of my dignity. The obvious choice for the location would be the runway at RAF Lyneham, and carefully placed coffee and walnut sponges would be involved, I think. Given that I'm Ms February, this would probably be quite a cold and uncomfortable photo shoot, but I'm willing to do it for the best charity in the world - the MNW Poor Author Benevolent Fund.
So, playmates, where will you be photographed? And what objects will you use over your privates in order to best promote your book?
Nobody said this marketing lark was going to be easy.