These images are part of an on-going projection which I’m trying to capture what I thought “wild swimming” was, rather than what it seems to have become. I thought that wild swimming was much more of a solitary and contemplative activity than a social one. I thought that it was an opportunity for a literal immersion in nature.
Some of these images are exhibited at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol until may 2023.
The swimmer is Ruth, my partner.