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Father and Son

Published April 13th, 2012

This photo was part of a developing series of photographs taken of one family, All weightlifters at one time or another, even the youngest who is 14! this photo shows a very iconic part of lifestyle common on the Isle of Wight.

Father and Son

Having grown up on the Isle of Wight, there is a different lifestyle. one that many people do not understand, what was very interesting for me as i moved to university, was the differences between the way i lived and the way others lived-everyone was so busy and constantly moving, i felt very static compared to them!

Because of this rural, calm lifestyle i've grown accustomed to, i don't find certain things, ways of life odd; take for example the picture provided, a father and son are chopping and storing wood for seasons to come, for their log burner in their living room. Though you may find this sort of event happening on the "mainland" of england, i doubt it is very common.

  • February 15th, 2012
  • Mamiya Medium Format Camera

Dom, 14.

The father and his two sons will chop and store wood to dry, one son being 22, the other 14, What is most interesting about this family is that all are weightlifters at one point or another, even their mother is!

The father owns a gym/workshop/carpentry building and during evenings will accommodate gym-goers, mainly men, who lift weights, Dom, 14 years old, can lift 75KG in a deadlift. Which is more than half my body weight! quite scary when you think about it!

I just appreciate this style of living, when i showed my photos to mainland living tutors, they didn't immediately understand, some where confused by how this seemingly "older looking boy" was 14 and could come home from school and instead on jumping on the xbox, would chop wood and lift weights with his family.

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