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North Walsham supermarket manager’s photos to be used for Visage single

06:30 02 October 2013

North Walsham Sainsbury

North Walsham Sainsbury's grocery manager Simon Watson who will see one of his photographs used on the new single by Visage. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Archant Norfolk

A supermarket grocery manager is celebrating after his pictures of 1980s band Visage were selected to be part of the group’s single artwork.

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Steve Strange, from Visage, during their gig at Epic Studios in Norwich.Steve Strange, from Visage, during their gig at Epic Studios in Norwich.

Simon Watson, 43, works at the North Walsham Sainsbury’s store and took the photos at a gig in Epic Studios, Norwich, on September 13.

Despite photography being a hobby in his teenage years, he gave it up when he started retail work and only picked it up again three years ago.

Father-of-two Mr Watson, from north Norfolk, said: “I thought I would go to the shoot and that would be the end of the matter. I didn’t think it would end up like this. I felt very proud. It was something that I always wanted to do but never had the chance. Everyone at the gig was really nice and friendly.” He is a fan of the band which made the hit Fade to Grey. Visage, which includes original singer Steve Strange, formed in 1978 but broke up in 1985. They reappeared between 2004-2010 and reformed last year.

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