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Ali Lochhead
Writing is my passion and I'm mostly in my studio or in cafes scribbling away ♥ I'm writing a multimedia project exploring consciousness and also the unconscious, what I call the malignant ego; the compulsive, grasping mindset. I've journaled my own thoughts and experiences and I've taken the lovers path for the narrative as that was my own journey. I've also carried out extensive research, my web sites will house snippets of this work and a serve as prototypes for a series of novels and also a more detailed multi-dimensional web presence. The spark for my project was ignited in my c...
Cutting My Teeth on the Iron Lady
As a young journalist I cut my teeth on Maggie Thatcher. The first time I went to meet her I was a junior radio reporter in Scotland. "What should I ask her?" I looked to my boss for guidance. "Oh you're not going to get a question in!" he explained, "Just point the mic in her general direction." Being a feisty 19 year old I ignored his advice, in the scrum around the Premier I shouted the first question and her eyes locked on to mine. She was a formidable opponent, she seemed not to blink but not to be out-stared I managed not to flinch and so we went on for question after question. The T...
Eighties Throwback
I couldn't believe my luck when I landed my first tv job on Network 7. The first incarnation of youth tv it was a cult show which went out live on a Sunday morning. This was my debut, I'd been working on a completely different story all week and on the Friday my boss, Charlie, said he'd changed his mind, he wanted me to do a fresh report and I had to find 100 pairs of identical twins and get them into the studio. I actually cried and my friend Lisa, who's also on the clip send a courier to Harrods to buy a soft toy to cheer me up!...
Parting Shots
My cameraman was a bit nervous on the way to interview the british film director Michael Winner and when we walked into the bedroom in the London Ritz Hotel, where they were filming his latest movie and his concerns seemed to be justified. "Who are you?" The movie man stormed. I didn't know what to say or where to look. My eyes were tempted to wander to the actress Felicity Kendal who filming a scene in a bubble bath but the film director seemed to be demanding some attention. "Don't you know who she is?" Chris Rea saved the day. "That's Ali Jack from Sky News!" From then on in a...
Photos
Photos Shoot with Tim Barber for Airbnb Location: London Shoot with Jac Depczyk for Getty Images Location: Marbella. Shoot with Jac Depczyk for Getty Images Location: London. Shoot with Jac Depczyk for Getty Images Location: Paris. Artistic shoot with Jac Depczyk for Getty Images Location: London studio. ...