Following the huge success of Salt of the Earth, about the fishing community in Newlyn which raised £40K or so in 2014. Julian Waring (Fundraising Manager for the Fishermen’s Mission in the South West) wanted to repeat the idea in different ports. Moving North to Newquay, Padstow, Rock and Port Isaac this project would be similar to but not slavishly like the Newlyn book.
Photography was done on location, at harbours and in boats in a range of weather conditions. The backgrounds giving as much as the individuals: fish cellars in Port Isaac on a miserable wet March day, Newquay harbour portraying a challenge to the surfing stereotype and shots of individuals as working pictures rather than studio portraits. Individuals talking or laughing together, relaxed, human and varied, straight down the lens and comfortable. Some are magnificently creative, some bleak, others raise a smile. Chris’s photographs tell a story alone, all in black and white.
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