I love talking about the older athletes I photograph. I’ve learned so much from them and I want to share it!
I have stories to tell and hope to bring to people who may feel that getting older means inevitably slowing down and narrowing their horizons. If you want to encourage members of your workforce who are approaching retirement about how joyful the coming years can be, I have plenty of real-life examples to share with them that will make look forwards to the prospect with new ideas and enthusiasm.
I can entertain your audience by showing them my photographs and telling them about the amazing achievements of the elite older athletes I meet, their life stories and the international events they take part in. On one level, my talks are ‘easy listening’ and ‘easy watching’ as they are so highly illustrated. But I believe that I do more than entertain. I have a serious underlying message that’s one of hope: the people I document show us what the human body is capable of as it ages. And it’s a lot more than we might otherwise think!
I’ve photographed masters swimming, hockey, skydiving, football, mountain running, indoor rowing, velodrome track cycling and squash at the elite end of the spectrum, as well as a host of different exercise classes and ‘walking sports’ at the local community level. I can’t stay away however, from the sport I first started with, masters track and field athletics.