Photograph of an older male figure with long white hair and a beard wearing shorts climbing a ladder out of water
Barry Delaney, Forty Footer, 2021

Barry Delaney

Forty Footer,  2021 

Photograph; Unframed: 43  x 55 cm; Framed: 45 x 57 cm 

‘I began documenting winter swimmers at the Forty Foot in 2006. Tim was one of the first swimmers I photographed. He encouraged me to take up swimming, and so began a now daily ritual. As my body aged and I became newly sober, swimming in the cold sea has become my replacement addiction – swimming has saved me. I now live nearby, and for many
years did not see Tim. Then, last November, he returned. I took this picture as he emerged from the sea.’


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