Following the success of Generations, I’ve produced another book about the Hastings fishing community, Sea Dogs: Hastings fishermen and their companions. When I was creating Generations I noticed that so many of the fishermen have dogs, so I thought it would be fun to produce a series of photographs focusing on the dogs. The result is a book of photographs of fishermen and women with their beloved companions, everything from Labradors to Pugs and a full pack of breeds in between. The owners’ own words about their affection for, and devotion to, their loyal companions provide a touching compliment to the photos.
For over thirty years I have worked all over the world as a professional photographer shooting assignments for major news corporations including The Sunday Times, The Observer, Newsweek and Paris Match. I have photographed celebrities, sporting stars and politicians, such as Mohammed Ali, Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana, Elton John, Ian McKellen and Alan Rickman. Which is fun, but what I really love doing is documenting ordinary people doing extraordinary things, giving voice to those who may not have a voice of their own.Read More