I met Red outside Waitrose one afternoon with his two dogs. He's a familiar face around the town being homeless. He was distressed when I met him as a close street friend of his had recently died but apparently a local journalist had reported incorrectly that it was Red who'd passed away — and this news had reached Red's family back home.
I noticed Red hanging out on Brighton seafront recently (July) and while walking past with my family stopped to show him his photographs (he didn't have email). I showed him the pictures and he was visibly surprised, then delighted. He laughed and said, 'Oh god I look like a criminal. But that's really good isn't it?' He continued to smile at the screen of my phone for some time, 'Yeah, that's really good.'