The Challenge

‘Tuesday 19th February – I slept through the steam down to the fishing grounds, and woke-up heaving. I only just made it outside, but while I’m feeding the fish with the two waffles I managed to grab on the way out of the house, I work out that we’re south; southwest of the Chicken Rock lighthouse, to be more accurate.
Michael wants to play a game that he calls ‘The Wet Challenge.’ – the rules, as far as I can tell, are simple – contestants go out to work on deck, either hauling scallops or taking photos, without their waterproof oilskins on; the aim then is to see who can get the wettest, the quickest. This is not a game I’m interested in winning.’


  1. I know a lot of people pat you on the back, share your work every Monday morning (regardless of whether it’s art or not) and tell you how great your work is, but then rip you to bits behind your back. But not me – stick to this kind of raw photojournalism and portrait, it’s what you’re good at – The Jungle, South Africa, etc – that’s where your talent transcends. Leave the arty farty stuff alone, it’s not you.
    Also, I don’t care if you use film or digital, I don’t think many people do.


    1. Tony, I live on the Isle of Man, I know what people are like 🙂 However, I aim my work worldwide, so the opinions of a few people locally is really a matter of complete indifference to me. I know that there are fans of my work and I know there are detractors. I’ve said it a thousand times – if everyone liked my photography, I’d be worried.


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