Carl Marshall (1938 – December 2, 2010) was brought up in Kent largely by his poverty-stricken grandmother. He moved to London in the late 1950s after deserting from the army where he had served in the band. He worked in a variety of low paid, largely service sector jobs whilst also making music. Latterly he focussed on his photographic work. His memoir traces the development of that work and his social and sexual adventuring (including on the burgeoning leather and SM scenes) until the late 1960s.