Tim Andrews on the other hand is on another journey. diagnosed at the age of 54 with Parkinson's decease he has decided to dedicate a good deal of his life to being an art project. Andews answered an advert from a photographer advertising for a model and posed for him, he has subsequently posed for nearly 200 photographers from Graeme Montgomery to Rankin, from Danielle Tunstall here to Chris Friel see Guardian article here.
Andrews describes his methodology as scouring the web for interesting photographers and asking them if they would like to get involved, his blog entitled "Over the Hill" is an account of his journey to date and his session with Chris here.
I hadn't heard of Tim Andrews' project before my journey to Whitstable, Chris Friel mentioned Andrews coming to see him quite casually, and there being a bit of an issue with the sea, so they came inside and Chris sat him where I was sitting. Whilst Friel's trademark tilt and shift lens (I suspect the 45mm one and not the 90mm version that he also uses) is plainly in evidence, it is the very subtle use of it that empowers this portrait. Rankin in his portrait attempts to mask Andrews condition by ensuring the shutter speed is such that there is no movement in the subject. Chris Friel ensures that there is. Of the three that are on the Flickr site from a collection of about eight that were supplied post sitting to Andrews, I think this is the most powerful. Friel's technique is to complete as much as possible in camera, very little is done is post processing (monochrome conversion tended to done in camera also - I will check as to whether this has been in the same way). Contextualising Andrews journey by encompassing this portrait delivers a strong narrative to this picture.
And for another view of Tim Andrews I recommend this video - turn the volume up!