Some people call me an artist

Con artist, maybe. Genuine artist, not really. I just make pictures, says Billy Mann

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The industry of the artistry

Many thanks to Submit to Love Studios creative head Michelle Carlile, for this photo showing my encroaching baldness. In it I am hard at work on my latest picture story, which is about Wednesday 16 March, 1977 when Liverpool played French giants St Étienne at Anfield. It was a magic moment for Liverpool and I have been collecting friends’ memories (eg, Rob & Izzy), which I will write into the pitch.

Michelle also took the picture below, some years ago. Note the telling details, the main one being that I seem to change my clothes rarely. Those Adidas trainers used to be blue. But I DID have slightly more hair back then. In this one I am working on a picture of the Oxfordshire town Didcot based on a satnav road-map image. I do a lot of work with maps, mainly because I have always found them fascinating and beautiful, but also because they are easy to work with and full of surprises.

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Who ever thought Didcot could be THAT interesting?
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Here’s how the finished picture turned out

More art by Billy Mann

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