A weekend with Stuart Scott

Stuart Scott
Stuart Scott
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Freelance photographer Stuart Scott is 43 and lives in Southsea with his fiancée Lily. He’s busking for charity in Southsea today with the Southsea Alternative Choir. They start from Palmerston Road at 4pm. Here he describes his favourite things to do at the weekend.

· What would be your ideal weekend destination?

Tokyo because I’ve never been and it’s top of my list.

· Not counting your loved ones, who would be your dream companion?

I’d take the model/actress Milla Jovovich with me. She’s an all-round action girl, probably the most beautiful woman in the world and definitely the most photogenic. I’d have to do a shoot while I’m there, so she would be my muse.

· What music would you take with you?

I’d take a playlist including The Smiths, My Bloody Valentine, Kraftwerk, The Doors, Tom Waits, Bon Iver, Elliot Smith, Love, Sebastien Tellier and Erik Satie.

·What about something to read?

I’m currently hooked on Scandinavia crime thrillers, so I’d go for The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler.

· What would be your ultimate way to relax?

I’d visit Kawakubo Rei to hook Milla up with some outrageous Japanese couture and then do a shoot around the streets of Tokyo.

· If money were no object, which shop would you head for?

I’d have to hit the local Nikon store and load up on bodies, lenses and accessories.

· What’s your all-time favourite film?

I run my own cinema club, so this is quite a tricky one, but I’d have to choose the Polish set of films Dekalog, directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski. It’s 10 one-hour films based around the 10 Commandments and filmed around a Warsaw housing project. It’s probably as close to perfect filmmaking as you will get.

· We’re buying the drinks tonight. What’s your poison?

I’d go for a bottle of 1988 Petrus, Pomerol. I love red wine and, well, you did say you were paying!

· What are you doing this weekend?

I’m going to be getting together with some friends, also know as the Southsea Alternative Choir, to sing some songs to raise money for a very good local charity – Samuel’s Fund. We are playing at Little Johnny Russell’s on Tuesday night at 9pm, so pop down if you’re free.

· What’s a favourite local destination for a weekend day out?

I love going for walks and a bite to eat. My favourite local destination is the Isle of Wight. Hop on the hovercraft and a walk along the coast to Seaview for some lunch in The Old Fort. Look out to sea and dream the day away.