St. Davids is one of my favourite places in the world. I've been going there since I was a child and it holds a lot of fond memories. Added to that, it's a photographer's dream! Over the last few years I've built up a substancial archive of images that I've taken and having just returned from another trip down there, I thought it was time to compile a collection of some of my favourites.
Every trip offers something new to see, from the beautiful coastlines to historic parts of the city - always framed against the unpredictable Pembrokeshire weather. Capturing it is an endless task because it's always so different visit from visit. This time I really wanted to focus on the people we encountered, be it locals or visitors, and so I set myself the goal of capturing a portrait of somebody each day during our week long visit. The idea was seven portraits across seven days and to spend time talking to each of the subjects to learn a little bit about them. Unfortunately the aforementioned weather made it impossible to achieve that seven from seven, but I was lucky enough to be able to capture five across the seven days (although, one of them includes to two people, so maybe that counts as six..?). The people I did manage to meet were all incredibly obliging and generous and it was great to hear their stories and capture their portraits in situ. From rock climbers and local foragers to cliff divers and boat skippers, each shot has a story to tell and it was an inspiring and fulfilling project to undertake while on 'holiday'. Thank you to everyone I met: Roger, Katie, Craig and Llew, Gaz, Ross and Chris - I really appreciate your time and patience.
I love this part of the world and can't wait to get back!