Paul Duke documented the decline of the fishing industry in the Moray Firth, with a series of life-size photos. He tells the story of how he took those and made them into a whole exhibition.
Paul’s Black and White photos are stunning, and have been put into a book by the same title as the exhibition: “At Sea.”
This is photography as documentary of a community, which will become a record of a traditional industry, as it fades.
At the same time, it is a study in portraiture – for Paul, it was very important that the size of the finished photographs be life-size, as though the people depicted were there, in person.
And finally, it is a collaboration between the photographer, the framer and the maker of the text for appearing beside the photographs.