BUDDING snapper Graham Sykes will become Huddersfield’s fifth person to stand of Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth.
The Huddersfield dad of two will become the 1528th person to take to the plinth which is artist Antony Gormley’s latest piece of public artwork.
Graham, who is the managing director of InHouse, a marketing consultancy in the town centre’s Media Centre, will spend his hour taking photographs of his views from the plinth.
And, if everything goes to plan, he’ll be immediately uploading the photographs online for all to see.
Graham said: “I applied for it never really thinking I’d get a place.
“When the email came through I thought ‘crickey, I better think of something to do’.
“I’m keen on photography so wanted to do something with that so had the idea of taking photographs of everything I see and uploading them to create some art work from it.
“There’s been a guy up there on a rocking horse which I don’t think I could ever do.
“I’m looking forward to it and being part if it all.”
The dad of Scarlett, four, and Verity, one, will visit London with wife Kate.
He’ll be on the plinth between midnight and 1am on Tuesday, September 8 and you can visit www.oneandother.co.uk to see Graham live on the plinth.
Other Huddersfield people who have secured a place on the plinth are: Andrew Loretto, 31, a director of the Huddersfield-based CHOL Theatre group; Claire Maw, of Longwood, who is a volunteer worker with the homeless charity Shelter; Mark England-Cowley, who is a systems design consultant with Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing and plans a tribute to Madonna; and Peter Beck, 50, of Cowcliffe, who also works for Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing, and plans to highlight the sport of fly-fishing.