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​Photographer Makes Philip Green ‘Look Like A P***k’ With Posed Image

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​Photographer Makes Philip Green ‘Look Like A P***k’ With Posed Image

A photographer has trolled retail mogul Philip Green, sharing a photo of the Arcadia Group boss from a magazine shoot that literally makes him look like a 'p***k'.

Photographer Jake Walters posted a series of images from a photoshoot he'd once done with Green for a Guardian Weekend feature.

One of them sees Green positioned in standing position above two round topiary bushes, which the eagle-eyed among you will notice resembles male genitalia.

Philip Green. Credit: PA
Philip Green. Credit: PA
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Walters claimed the businessman had been 'unpleasant and rude' to him while on the job, and concluded that if Green felt it was OK to act like a 'p***k', then surely he'd surely be OK with Walters making him look like one too.

Walters wrote on Instagram: "My portrait of Sir Philip Greed sorry Green taken on his Arcadia office balcony on Oxford Street.

"He was unpleasant and rude to me and my assistant when we arrived to photograph him for @guardianweekend.

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"So I thought... well if it's ok for you to act like a p***k, it must be ok for me to make you look like one. So I did."

Credit: Jake Walters
Credit: Jake Walters

Fellow social media users said the post was 'epic' and 'brilliant', with one commenting: "You are a genius!"

Someone else said: "This is my favourite Instagram post EVER. Thank you."

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A third added: "I love this Jake!! The photographer will always have the last word!"

Speaking to Huffington Post, Walters said Green - whose retail group Arcadia recently went into administration - had been 'sweary' and 'unnecessarily rude' while on the shoot.

"He was objectionable to me and my assistant from the very start," he said.

"So I decided right then, if I get a chance I'm going to do you.

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Arcadia has gone into administration. Credit: PA
Arcadia has gone into administration. Credit: PA

"I went on his balcony and I saw a long row of those topiary balls and I had the idea. My assistant was saying: 'Jake, I can't believe you're going to do this, they're going to see,' but I thought I'd risk it."

He said he handed polaroids of Green's shoot to his press team for approval, but the only complaints had been that his suit was creased.

Walters added: "My assistant had to walk away covering his face. We were both thinking, at any minute someone is going to say: 'Hold on a minute, doesn't he look like a c**k?' But no one did.

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"I'm always very polite because I want the best results, even when I was making him look like a p***k, I was still being very polite to him."

According to Walters, the Guardian 'bottled it' and the picture wasn't used for the feature - but thankfully it's now getting a bit of attention through the power of social media.

Featured Image Credit: Jake Walters

Topics: UK News, News, Photography

Jess Hardiman
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