I love story telling through photography, whether that's for my social media channels, editorial, newspapers etc, I love people, talking to people and finding out about people.
There was a recent story about a local entrepreneur who runs a food van. He'd set up on the pier in Schull and was told he didn't need planning permission. Weeks later, he received a letter from the council telling him he must cease trading from the pier. This caused a lot of stress and upset for him - where was he going to trade from?
At the eleventh hour, the rector from the local church stepped in and gave him permission to operate from the rectory lawn, just yards away from his old spot, which is arguably more picturesque.
Having kept up to speed with the story on social media, I just knew I had to get some pictures and submit them to the paper. I went for a wide shot, getting the kitchen and customers in, as above. I also wanted an environmental portrait of Nico and his wife Holly, as below. Both pictures made it into the newspaper, along with the story, so I was one happy photographer!