Beneath the Wild Waters
Back in 2017, I started wild swimming. My first swim was on New Year's Day, which was a cold start! Since then I've swam over 700 times in all sorts of beautiful places, through winter in the snow and ice.
After 16 years of outdoor event photography in the Lake District, I thought it was about time to bring my experience to my new love of swimming and I purchased an underwater housing for my camera. I wanted to bring swimmers photographs from beneath the wild waters of the lakes, tarns and rivers and add a new angle to my photography.
Starting in a waterfall
Gilly is a cold water swimmer who lives in the Lake District, a trad climber, an artist, a super kind human and so much more! We went to a local shallow waterfall for our first shoot, where I could get used to using the underwater housing.
- Being able to stand the colder Lake District waters is needer for photographs like these!