Sea Salt and Solitude

Sea Salt and Solitude


Released in November. All the profits from the book you buy will go to support The Fishermen’s Mission.

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    All the profits from the book you buy will go to support The Fishermen’s Mission. Thank you.

    Sea, Salt and Solitude has been produced to raise funds for The Fishermen’s Mission, a charity providing welfare support to fishermen and their families. Fishing is the most dangerous peacetime industry: 100 lives have been lost at sea in the last 10 years.

    Chris Hewitt’s 170 black and white portraits are of fishermen, the families of those lost at sea, lifeboat men, harbour officials, car park attendants, mongers and merchants, boat builders, chefs indeed all those involved with keeping the fishing communities in good condition. All the photographs are on location in familiar and unusual places and many backdrops include atmospheric Cornish rain and sunshine.

    Deborah Richards’ narratives are written from short, five to ten minute conversations with the people in the photographs. These voices record all sorts: sad stories of lost family members and various ways of coping, personal witness of the Fishermen’s Mission helping families in distress and dire need with dignity and affection. Overall describing a traditional way of life that is under threat from many different directions.

    Nathan was among the first we photographed on a very wet ‘horizontal rain’ day in Port Isaac. It was clear then just how comfortable he was with the fishermen, he understands their commitment and slightly black humour. He is a long time supporter of The Fishermen’s Mission. Never forgetting if there’s a hooley blowing out there, a fisherman will be out there too.

    The production costs have been met by local business sponsors. Chris and Deborah gave their time and others have contributed in kind to the costs of promotion. The profits from the book you buy will go directly to supporting the fishermen who are out there in all weathers bringing in the fish for your supper when hard times hit.

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    Weight 700 kg
    Dimensions 20 × 10 × 4 cm
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