One of those surreal life moments to have your photos on page 3 of the UK’s biggest Sunday paper… Going to the newsagents on Sunday morning… My cat came along too (he likes to come on a walk!). It was Scottish Summer weather and there they were all over page 3… my photos of winter swimming and a credit to my exhibition at the Skylark.
The article was organised and written by Jean West, a freelance journalist, on keeping safe in the sea as the number of ‘wild’ swimmers increases. The article is online here (you can get a couple of free articles before having to pay for the Times).
What did it feel like? There were no horns tooting nor confetti cones… The newsagent owner was mildly pleased for me. My children didn’t give a monkeys. I got bit of a delighted glow when I connected back with my teenage self and remembered how I would read and absorb the Sunday Times religiously - the Style magazine and all current affairs. It was my Sunday church back then. (Long before I became cynical about newspaper bias… especially the Murdoch empire.) I also got an email from the picture editor following up with ‘We ran them on Sunday; they looked great’… Picture editors aren’t the most verbose nor prone to enthusiasm so high praise indeed.