The Prom Queen is safe for another year….

The worthy judges of the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2014 found me wanting yet again, so in accordance with Sean Connery’s assertion, in The Rock, that “winners go home and fuck the prom queen”Β it is my sad duty to inform you that the virtue of the prom queen remains intacta for yet another year. I have never been clear as to the meaning of “prom queen”, but it does sound like a gay hooker working the Brighton seafront so I should be grateful for small mercies and be happy to remain “highly commended”. I shall try again next year ……it may just be that the judges feel that the prom queen deserves better and rather than depend on God, they took it upon themselves to save the queen.




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Photographer and film maker living in France. After a long career in London, my wife and I have settled in the Vendee, where we run residential digital photography courses with a strong gastronomic flavour.
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38 Responses to The Prom Queen is safe for another year….

  1. Sally says:

    Love your definition of a prom queen. You’d have got my vote.

  2. Vicki says:

    You certainly had my vote too.
    Better luck next year, but I must say, it is certainly worth trying for that first prize again.

  3. Mad Dog says:

    I think it’s best to stay highly commended and I’m sure you were only marked down for being too good πŸ˜‰

  4. Misky says:

    I once suffered through a frothy drink by that name whilst sitting in the sunshine in Sausalito. On a wooden picnic bench, as I recall, that left a sliver in my leg the size of a toothpick. I blamed the Pink Lady. I think you should do likewise. It’s a ridiculous name for anything other than an apple.

  5. Whatever but you should definitely try again next year, your photos are so enchanting… (plus everything started biting an apple and because of it, isn’t it? πŸ™‚ )

  6. They don’t know a good thing when it hits them in a face (with a big pink spangly Prom Queen handbag) 😦

  7. The prom queen is never safe my friend…

  8. Michelle says:

    It would seem that people get a big leg up for being in really exotic locales. I suspect you won’t always be the bridesmaid, though. πŸ™‚

  9. Eha says:

    Brighton seafront somehow does not seem to be your appropriate locale anyways . . . but thank you for reminding me of ‘The Rock’ . . . the first film which elevated Sean C from ‘pretty boy’ to actor for me πŸ™‚ !

  10. Jenny will always be there for you, Roger. And she’s better than the Prom Queen. But, dang. Those Pink Lady people are dumb. I want to eat every single foodie thing you photograph.

  11. EllaDee says:

    I prefer Braeburns to Pink Lady’s and geeks to Prom Queens.

  12. You would have had my vote too. πŸ™‚

  13. hoytapeo says:

    Amazing recipe! Congratulatios :):)

  14. Roger, you always have high-quality pictures and know you gave every other contestant a run for their money. Judges are often in a difficult spot, and I’m sure they did their best while executing their duties. Awards are nice, but they aren’t everything. It’s not how many ribbons you have in front of you, it’s how many people you have behind you.

    “I have never been clear as to the meaning of β€œprom queen,” but it does sound like a gay hooker working the Brighton seafront so I should be grateful for small mercies and be happy to remain ‘highly commended.'”

    Now I’m curious. Are there no high school proms in England? I’m thinking that “high school” is an American form of education, and there would have to be an English counterpart. Do English students hold school dances at all?

    How about homecoming? Our homecoming queen ended up working in a factory down in Florida. She put on a lot of weight and looks pretty rough these days. It actually broke my heart. I was so smitten back in the day.

    • Our English system of schools is complicated and misguided . Public schools are not: they are very private and cost about Β£15,000 per term(trimester)They have the best teachers, the best facilities, the highest entry into Universities and have produced most of our Prime Ministers, senior politicians, judges and generals.They are very privileged and with the financial change in the world will soon be filled with the sons and daughters of rich Chinese, Russian oligarchs, mafiosi of all nations, footballers and crack dealers. I went to one of these.
      The other schools are not public which means anyone can go to them. They do their best, but have drawn the short straw. English schools are now quite low on the international scale of achievement….quite sad, but any nation who pays footballers Β£200,000 a week and teachers Β£350 is riding for a fall….but as long as the City of London is producing lots of money, who gives a fuck?

    • ….also, we don’t have dances or Prom Queens. There’s not much to dance about in State schools, but the equivalent of a Prom Queen would want to be a “personality” and will probably be a single mother instead…

      • We have similar woes in the private vs. public schools. I went through 13 years of public school (K-12), and the only reason I know anything is because I applied myself. Some of my contemporaries don’t even understand percentages, fractions, or long division. You can take a horse to water…

      • Sounds familiar…. By the way, Nancy Astor had a different version of that saying “You can take a whore to culture, but you can’t make her think” πŸ™‚

  15. Always looks great to me:) and next year will be here before we know it!

  16. Karen says:

    Well you will always be a winner in my book. πŸ˜€

  17. Kenneth Hope says:

    Roger we know your worth and so do you !!!

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