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And the arms of the ocean are carrying me And all this devotion was rushing out of me And the crashes are heaven for a sinner like me But the arms of the ocean delivered me
Though the pressure's hard to take It's the only way I can escape It seems a heavy choice to make Now I am under
And it's breaking over me A thousand miles down to the sea bed I found the place to rest my head
- from 'Never Let Me Go' by Florence + The Machine
Today I had the honour of shooting Tim Andrews for his project, Over the Hill.
Tim has Parkinson's Disease and has been photographed by over 200 photographers over the last few years, in various states of undress and numerous unexpected places. He got in touch with me a few months ago to ask if I'd like to be involved and I jumped at the chance. The photographs so far in the project are absolutely stunning, created by amazingly talented artists.
Our shoot was inspired by the Florence + The Machine song, Never Let Me Go. I'm no stranger to asking people to do weird things for the sake of art and was overjoyed when Tim loved the song as much as I did and agreed to wade into the sea in his clothes. We headed to Portobello Beach this afternoon and raced the rising tide to shoot our pictures. I was so excited, I had to process them as soon as I got home. There's something truly beautiful about the resulting images looking exactly as they did in your head when you first came up with the concept.