After telling strangers what I do for a living, the next question is often, 'but do you take photos yourself' ? I do, though not often enough to call myself a photographer, and almost always when I'm away from the busy-ness of London. My son is now of an age where he has started to become self-conscious being photographed. Images that I take of him are often accompanied by a grin or a grimace. Here he had time to do neither. Here, he is captivated by the sensory experience of listening to the sounds made by the sea. I had but a few seconds to take this before he broke free to remind me of his age once again.