It was around this time in my pursuit of all things Richard Armitage, that the Fault photoshoot emerged.
I had heard whisperings and murmurs of anticipation for this particular shoot, and was interested to see if it met expectations. Some parts I really liked
those that seemed to be the fan favorites though, I didn’t.
I think it was the use of black and white in this instance that I didn’t like. The texture of the stripped shirt seems too rough, the scruffy facial hair looks like wire, and the distortion on the magazine cover itself just looks dirty. *cringes and waits for backlash* This gruffness looked so unlike the Richard Armitage I was becoming familiar with, that he almost seemed like an imposter.
Looking back on my reactions now though, maybe I was being a bit biased. For you see, only days prior I had discovered some older candid shots of Richard in a wool cap….Street RA had gotten to me first!
I loved these photos instantly, and I still do.
The Friendly Demeanor
The Modest Magnetism
even the worn leather Attache Case!
So the fact that I wasn’t moved by that highly anticipated photoshoot wasn’t my Fault at all! Candid Richard Armitage just has a sneaky charm about him that Professional Richard Armitage has no hope against.