Pigeon Poo, Podcasts and Iain Lee

My encounter with Iain Lee, broadcaster on talkRADIO. And podcasts.

I’m a big radio fan. I listened to Iain Lee on BBC 3 Counties Radio for years and loved his breakfast show. It was a sad day when he left. It was a happy day (night) however, when Iain began his new show on talkRADIO, “The Late Night Alternative with Iain Lee” weeknights from ten pm. The show is flippin’ brilliant. Once again Iain can muck about and be far naughtier without getting his wrists slapped. Being an old git I’m usually far too tuckered out to stay up and listen to the show live so turn to his podcasts to get my fix. And thank you Iain, for opening a door on a whole new world. Iain was a guest on Adam Buxton’s podcast and vice versa. I became a Buckles addict, a Podcat. Then Adam sent me off on an adventure to various other recommended podcasts, the stand out being S-Town. Please, please, dear reader, go and listen to S-Town. But I digress, back to Mr Lee.

The Photo Shoot

I’d been in touch with Iain a long while ago about musical matters. My girl Millie had even called into his BBC breakfast show once to have a big row with him about pigeons. She was defending them against Iain’s claim that they’re all manky. Iain had taken a look at my website and when the time was right, he contacted me to do some promotional photos for him. He liked the idea of an industrial feel to the images. I had just the place.

We headed off to Westcott Venture Park in North Bucks. I’m very familiar with this place having gained permission to spend hours poking around in its derelict, grungy, haunting buildings. The site used to be the home of a rocket testing facility in the fifties and sixties and is the location of numerous abandoned spots. The site still whispers clues to its past as you explore. Iain and I clambered around the places I had scoped out. Not phased by cobwebs and copious amounts of pigeon poo we bravely sought out locations for our shoot. I think you’ll agree, the photos work pretty darn well. Iain is just the best bloke to hang out with, the craic was immense. What do you think guys? Guys?

Iain Lee | © Kelly Jo Photography

Iain Lee | © Kelly Jo Photography

Iain Lee | © Kelly Jo Photography

Iain Lee | © Kelly Jo Photography

Iain Lee | © Kelly Jo Photography

Iain Lee | © Kelly Jo Photography

Iain Lee | © Kelly Jo Photography

Iain Lee | © Kelly Jo Photography

Iain Lee | © Kelly Jo Photography

Iain Lee | © Kelly Jo Photography

Iain Lee | © Kelly Jo Photography

Iain Lee | © Kelly Jo Photography

Iain Lee | © Kelly Jo Photography

Iain Lee | © Kelly Jo Photography

Iain Lee | © Kelly Jo Photography