Tom Fogarty and Chris O'Toole

The Camera Never Lies

Everyone wants to be a looker, but some of us aren’t. Some of us are lucky, and can make up for it with banter and comedy – but the camera never lies. If you’re attractive, you don’t need to make as much effort in other areas – people will automatically like you – that’s just the way it goes.

About a month ago I was invited to a party at a disused peanut factory in East London by my mate Chris. The crowd were going to be a trendy lot, and I really really wanted to go. Trouble is, despite wanting to be there, I just didn’t fit in. Instead of taking the plunge, and being actively social, I spent most of the night outside talking to the cat.

This picture was taken while I wasn’t looking and I look uncomfortable and socially awkward. But like I say, the camera never lies. The bloke on the left is Chris (whom I went to Barcelona with recently) – he’s effortlessly cool and I actually wish I could be him. The girl on the right is Laura; she works for The Times newspaper and is thoroughly lovely, but I’ll probably never meet her again.


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