Grey Power

For what was a very different job for me, I was commissioned by Elle Men’s Magazine (China) to shoot a few portrait and documentary shots of the legendary sailor, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston while he was in preparation for the Route du Rhum transatlantic race from St Malo to Guadeloupesolo that took place in November 2014.

Sir Robin’s story is incredible, he was the first man to perform a single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the globe way back in 1969. Now at 75, to still be competing in this very physically demanding sport is just remarkable!

I spent an hour on Sir Robin’s (perfectly named) boat ‘Grey Power’ which was moored in Gosport harbour and shot a few documentary shots as he made final preparations for the big race.

I was thrilled to read that he’d not only completed the race, but came third in his category - an amazing achievement. Suffice to say, he was the oldest competitor in the race.

What a legend…

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