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Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

A project embracing my love of outdoor swimming, in particular at Brockwell Lido. I set out to capture environmental portraits of the swimmers who brave the pool year-round, enduring (& enjoying) temperatures as low as 2-3 degrees Celcius, and creating a characterful community of cold-water lovers that helps define this Brixton institution.

The ‘before’ shots mixed flash and ambient light for a poolside portrait, followed by naturally-lit ‘after’ shots in the water, to show the exhilarating, skin-reddening, heart-shocking, life-affirming delight of a cold water dip. It was 8 degrees in the pool the November day we shot, despite the sunshine…

The project was later featured in Outdoor Swimmer magazine.

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March 2018 edition of Outdoor Swimmer Magazine

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

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Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

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Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

Cold Water Swimmers of Brockwell Lido

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March 2018 edition of Outdoor Swimmer Magazine

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March 2018 edition of Outdoor Swimmer Magazine

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