Monday, 12 September 2011
Port, Rum and Johnny Depp
Well, can you believe it? This is 48-year-old Johnny Depp's first appearance on That's Not My Age. I've just been reading about his latest film The Rum Diary, based on a book by Hunter S. Thompson, in this month's Port magazine. Port is a newish magazine for grown-up men, which I like very much. See, I told you I was a tomboy. There's an interview with director Bruce Robinson and some exclusive photos from the film, including - brace yourselves - one of Depp ransacking a minibar in his underpants. Sorry to disappoint you but he's wearing black nylon socks and patterned boxer shorts and I'm not going to publish it. Well, maybe if you ask nicely...
Anyhow. I much prefer these images by photographer Mischa Richter who was born in England but grew up in New York and Cape Cod. They're from his book Saudade, out now. Saudade is a Portugese word which apparently translates as a longing or yearning for something, kind of like feeling homesick.
'Bob and Ernest lived on Anthony Street. When I was a child this was the street my friend and I took to the beach. I must have walked past Bob & Ernest hundreds of times. One summer, I returned to where I grew up and noticed how much it had changed. I took a portrait of Bob & Ernest because to me they had not changed one bit. The next summer I went to see them, Ernest had died. The following summer, I went to see Bob but he had died. I guess you can't stop change.'
The Rum Diary is out in the US on 28 October and the UK on 4 November 2011.