Thursday, 5 June 2008
What went wrong with Fred West
What went wrong with Fred West? That was the line used to accompany this picture and advertise a documentary on the man.
The assumption is he looks like a lovely, innocent child, but I'm not so sure. He has that West Country look about him (I know so many people who look like this!), but with a scary stare - before the spliffs and cider take hold.
But then Tracey Emin has a depth to her in the second portrait of a childhood - so perhaps it's just a projection on my part or something to do with the formal portrait era in which the pictures were made and the children grew up.
A young Liam Gallagher completes the set, shown here with with his dad, Thomas. Not sure how he got in, though?