gallery We wanted to take a recent picture of Sid, Vicki and Jake together as a family, something they didn’t have. This was taken outside the Eclipse pub where most of the film’s interviews were taken. Vicki was always smoking, always thinking. This photo says it all. This was one of Vicki’s favourite photos of herself that Ken took. She told me she thought she looked “hot” in this photo. I completely agree. Vicki, Paul, Brad and I have just left the Eclipse after drinking and filming. We are heading into “the pit”, a roundabout that marked for us the separation between St. Paul’s, one of the most underprivileged neighbourhoods in Britain, and the city center of Bristol, where Ken and I lived during filming. This photo is in the last series of photos that Ken took of Vicki and me. Our expressions, our body language, the black and white background, the empty beer glass… It says things that would be so difficult to describe in words. Ken’s photos capture defining moments for the film’s subjects, like this one taken just before Jake’s twelfth birthday. Jake is balancing, almost flying in “the pit” , a place that for us is filled with such symbolism. Just after we met Vicki in the autumn, we began recording sound interviews during which Ken took photos. Vicki liked to come to this place, a castle bombed out during WWII, which she called her “herb garden”. Vicki and I are sitting at out favourite table outside the Eclipse in this still taken from “the fight” scene in the film. Vicki and Shaz inspect Ken and me as the roles are reversed and the audience feels as though they are being watched by the film’s subjects in this still taken from the “scoring” scene in the film.