It was a privilege to photograph a Record Breaking swim across the English Channel by Howard James. The earliest ever swim in the year – breaking the previous record set by Kevin “King of the Channel” Murphy in 1990.
Diving in the English Channel is a challenging experience: It is cold, the currents are vicious, visibility is poor and weather unpredictable.
I joined Mutiny Dives on a day trip to dive a Second World War wreck 5 miles off the Kent coast.
The destruction of the Jungle camp in Calais continues, cutting ever deeper into the knotted makeshift community of the migrants and refugees. The authorities have said that this process is of benefit to the inhabitants of the camp as they will be moved into a newly opened container centre – however with only 1600 places available for an estimated 6000 people it is inevitable that families will be further exposed to both the elements and criminals whose reason it is to benefit financially from this tragedy.
£17 million has been promised by Cameron to help with the redistribution of the inhabitants of the camp and its destruction but what is needed is an initiative by which these people can be processed and their cases for asylum in the UK heard.
Today I had a feature in The Guardian G2 and online about the distribution of wellies from Glastonbury Festival in the Jungle camp, Calais.
Tensions are high in the Jungle as poor conditions, overcrowding and frustration with heightened security at ports and rail terminals lead to confrontations between the migrants and refugees and the CRS who look down on the camp from the highway and prevent the inhabitants of the camp from trespassing onto the road.
I have been scanning negatives from my time as Editor at Onboard magazine.
This is a small selection of pictures from a snowboard story in the North East of the USA, using an skate park as a mini jib park.
All images were shot on a Leica M6 using TMax400.