I met Carmel and Dave yesterday. Dragon is their canal boat. We talked for a long time about life. They’ve had an interesting one together. A full life with various careers, including photography and IT. There’s been plenty of highs and lows along the way for them, including a near death experience and building businesses only to lose them to conmen & the government. They’ve had many different living experiences, ranging from the more traditional apartment, to a tent in the woods too.
We talked about film photography for an hour or so, and then I took the following photographs. It was a real pleasure to spend time talking to them, especially as I found out just before we parted ways, that it was Dave’s birthday.
These images will be forming part of an ongoing project called The Castle. The idea being to meet and photograph people who, for whatever reason, have chosen to reject ‘traditional’ living.