Cumbria is one of my favourite places. It was also one of my Fathers favourite places. He first took me up there, with my sister, when I was about 12yrs old. I’m not sure that I appreciated it at the time but the smell of the air certainly made an impression and is one of those childhood smells that triggers memories whenever I go there.
In the early ’90’s I had the opportunity to spend about 6 months there and I spent every spare moment driving around in my Citroen 2CV exploring and photographing it. As I had only recently bought my first SLR camera, it was the perfect place for me to start to learn about photography.