DIARY: Bowles plays bouncer to protect our Naomi from photographers

While some account directors think that dressing up smart and being cute with clients is what their job is all about, others realise that it goes much further than this.

While some account directors think that dressing up smart and being cute

with clients is what their job is all about, others realise that it goes

much further than this.



Jeremy Bowles, the account chief for Olympus Cameras at Lowe Howard

Spink, is one such man.



On a recent shoot for the new Olympus Mju commercial featuring an

‘ageing’ Naomi Campbell, a clutch of paparazzi arrived to torment the

ad’s star. They were particularly keen to snap a shot of her fully made

up as a 70-year-old granny.



But in order to protect Naomi and the secrecy of the film, Bowles risked

life and limb by co-ordinating and leading a military-style operation to

ward off the press pack. In the ensuing melee, while escorting Naomi

from her caravan, Jeremy left a trail of bruised and battered

photographers as his strong-arm tactics scattered all in his path.



Here he is, looking well-hard with dimpled chin, buttoned-up denim

jacket and a hairdo to scare the bravest of men (by the way, Naomi is

heavily disguised as an umbrella in the background).



All in a day’s work for your average Lowes account man, we hear.



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