A witty and highly original collection of specially commissioned photographs of some of Britain's most loved celebrities, 'Bad Hair Day' will intrigue and delight a wide ranging audience. Over 30 celebrities -- Cilla Black, Jane Horrocks, Ricky Gervais, Michael Parkinson, Benjamin Zephaniah, Michelle Collins, Michael Winner -- have been snapped in hilarious situations showing that even the famous have their off days. The brainchild of photographer Nicky Johnston and journalist Gavan Naden, the project combines their creativity, experience and celebrity contacts with a worthwhile cause, as the book is to be published in conjunction with ChildLine, the UK's free 24-hour helpline for children and young people with any problem.
Awarding winning investigative journalist Gavan Naden worked on local and national newspapers for several years (he was the first to uncover the racist nature of the Stephen Lawrence murder) infiltrating Long Lartin prison and The Mechanics Pub in Deptford High Street.
He was sacked from a well known magazine for not wearing a bike helmet in Croydon High Street.
When writing his first book he travelled to Scotland to meet Frances Shand Kydd (Princess Diana's mother) and tried his hand at fly fishing. It snowed during both events and he now appreciates a t-shirt is not appropriate winter wear.
Later he flew to Seattle for the book "Lilac Days". Arriving at a trailer park (...and a bottle of whisky later) he was handed a sack of letters written by Princess Diana's grandfather - Lord Fermoy. They formed the basic of the book detailing the affair between the aristocrat and his American lover.
More recently and still riding his bike, he has taken to playing guitar and hand-painting furniture. He is presently writing a book on the career of a champion racehorse, set to be published spring 2014.