Waking up to a layer of wet snow when you know you need to head out is not fun. The summer couldn't seem further away so I think I am going to introduce some sunshine to the blog this week by reminiscing about the summer gone.
A while back I blogged about photographing Billy Twelvetrees in Salcombe for Crew Clothing. Billy was however not the only Crew ambassador launching the Stand Up Paddle Tour - Ben Fogle was also there. Ben and I have met on a few occasions before and I always look forward to photographing him. He is one of those annoying people who get along brilliantly with everyone and the whole team at Crew adore him. Three minutes into a chat with him and you would adore him to - he is simply a great guy.
Ben was judging a sand castle contest and trying out SUP and my task was to take some photos of him looking awesome for Crew’s online promotion of the event. I took some straight up portraits of Ben and then we took a board and headed to the sea. The sun was shining, the waves were rolling gently around us and Ben was distracted by the quality conversation we were having, he did not notice that half of the kids present at the event slowly approached him from behind and within seconds … pushed him off his board into the sea. Being the lovely guy he is, Ben didn’t seem to mind. I guess having ultramarathoned across the Sahara and crossing the Atlantic in a rowing boat prepares you for almost anything.