23rd October 2012
Financial Times Appeal - Photography Auction 2012
I am very pleased to have one my of images, ‘Cape Neddick, Maine, 1997’ included in the FT Photography Auction which this year is in aid of the The Global Fund for Children.
The image was taken on a cold and blustery October day as we were driving south to Boston airport. We stopped in Cape Neddick, a New England coastal resort, very much boarded up for the winter, to stretch our legs. The only people around seemed to be this young couple, romantically entwined in their Dodge Ram pickup truck staring out to sea, holding on to the last remnants of the summer season. It’s now 15 years later and when I look at the image, I wonder what became of the couple, maybe they are still together, maybe living still in Cape Neddick, maybe raising a young family. I hope so but somehow I doubt it. Maybe I should go back and search them out.
Several years after I took the image, it was picked up through Millennium Pictures for the cover of the final part of the celebrated Frank Bascombe trilogy of novels, Lay of the Land by the great American novelist Richard Ford. After it was published we struck up a correspondence and he bought a print, the only other one printed from this edition so far. The print (2/10) is a 24 x 20” Lamba C-Type print.
The auction takes place on 15th Nov with a public viewing on Tues 13th/14th at the FT Building, 1 Southwark Bridge, London. Other prints in the auction are from some very well known names including Tom Stoddart, Jane Bown, Slim Aarons and Cecil Beaton. Richard Ford has also very kindly donated a signed first edition of Lay of the Land to go with the auction of the Cape Neddick print
Here is a link to the auction