The part I played was in creating a coloured-up picture from a supplied black and white of a London Taxi from the 1960s, for Designer Robert Maude of Davies Maude who was designing a complete set of such images for Royal Mail.
It illustrates graphically a statement I have often used when explaining my work to others – "my best work is never seen"! I had not worked for Robert before this, so he was taking a risk, but quite out of the blue recently I received this charming email from him:
"…I just wanted to confirm that your taxi stamp will be issued on 13 August. It's one of four stamps in a "miniature sheet" titled "British Auto Legends: the Workhorses".
Unfortunately, the taxi will be available only in the set of four, not as an individual stamp. The sheet should be available at larger post offices or, failing that, from Royal Mail's online shop at www.royalmail.com/stamps or by phone: 08457 641 641.
It was great working with you on this, and I hope we can do something together again in the future. In any event, I can't imagine turning to anyone else for this kind of help!
With thanks, and best regards
In times when good paying work is hard to find, it is very satisfying that clients really appreciate your work and take the time to let you know, so thank you to Robert and to fellow photographer, Geoff Dann who made the introduction in the first place.