I have seen and admired Derek’s work in many magazines and books over the years. I didn’t expect him to turn up for a gander at FIODRA and a chat last week. What a lovely chap and what a delightful chat.
Derek is a photographic legend on the cut. He began photographing the canals and rivers in the early 1960s. He is the author of nine books on various aspects of the waterways and co-author with waterway historian Anthony Burton on another eight books. He helped launch a new monthly waterways magazine Canal Boat in June 1996 was their main features writer and photographer.
For those of you who don’t know his work, take a look at his awesome website/photo library