After a long weekend of going to see Arctic Monkeys and then a Sunday wedding, Monday was never going to be an easy ride. And it wasn't but I did enjoy myself. After spending a couple of hours photographing a singer/actor I'd never met before called Mike McCardle, and spending most of that time talking and putting the world to rights, I then met up with Liverpool musician Esa Shields. I was photographing him for a French music mag and also for a new exhibition I've started working on. We did some in the studio and then went down to a studio on Aigburth Road run by a bloke called Dmitri who's originally from Minsk. I'd been to Minsk in 1991 to cover a concert for Chernobyl and Dmitiri was actually there so I've promised to let him see the photographs when they appear as I scan them for the book.