Shipwright

25 Feb 2013

Tom hands

These are hands that build. That carve and sand and fit out boats with the lush warmth of fine wood, for the practical and aesthetic comfort of their crews.

Tugboat Friday

25 May 2012

Today – appropriately, a beautiful, crisp autumn day – is Tug Boat Friday.

I feel like saying “the rest of my life” because I finally have the clearance to get into the port as much as I like, but perhaps that would be exaggerating things.

But I did get on some tugs today. And you better believe I can’t wait for the next time.

For more posts on tugs, go here. And for the Tug Boat Dreaming gallery, go here.

Tug Boat Dreaming

26 Aug 2010
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Photographers that pursue long term projects usually possess a great amount of knowledge around their chosen subject matter, whether through extensive research, sheer curiosty, the love of it, necessity, or all of the above.

At the outset of my now-labelled Realistic Project, I feel it’s important to establish that I know next to nothing about my chosen subject matter at this time, and that you’ll be following me on my journey of getting to know tugs, as well as my experiences of being on them.