I was given the fortunate opportunity this year to produce a series of images to hang as prints in the restaurant at the Seaview Hotel on the Isle of Wight.
With the help of the hotel we decided that it would be appropriate to cover the Seaview Regatta. This is it's 139th year so represented the village, it's history and culture both past and present.
I wanted the images to have a timeless quality, though it's something that seems to be a thread running through much of my recent work and thought process, it seemed particularly apt for this subject.
I must admit that I went into the project with little knowledge of the regattas history and was a little surprised and pleased to find it ran over 3 days and included diving, rowing, swimming, beach races, sailing and an infamous "greasy pole" event.
My job was to produce a body of work that condensed all that activity, culture and history into 11 images for the hotel.
I hope they convey the sense of community, camaraderie, history and culture that I had the privilege to experience.
I need to thank the Seaview Hotel, particularly Tracey for her support, trust and the opportunity, Seaview Yacht Club, the regatta organisers and the people of Seaview for their help and participation.