Visual Culture: The Photographs of Pogus Caesar

Stevie Wonder:

He was in Birmingham in 1989, undertaking a national tour. Stevie Wonder was also set to record a duet with one of Musical Youth. I was enlisted to direct the studio inserts. Stevie was staying at the Holiday Inn so, over a few evenings, usually late at night, he and a small entourage would come to Central Studios and record. As well as my directing duties, I was given the opportunity to take a number of photographs of a living legend. We spoke about music—he was really into reggae—and he asked me to copy some Studio One numbers onto a cassette.