by Nadia Hall
“We should all be posting pictures everyday.” Roland Skinner says firmly. “And encourage people to share. When you post pictures and share it spreads like a wildfire.” Roland Skinner is insistent, fully aware of the power of a single image. There’s no denying we live on an extremely photogenic island, but Skinner has a unique eye, capturing beautiful moments that are otherwise intangible. The way the light catches the side of a chimney, pink, candyfloss skies, the breeze blowing through pampas grass, that moment when the wave breaks on the rock. “Sometimes I’ll find something and go back when the light is right,” he tells me, never without his camera in tow. He recently sustained a knee injury climbing one of the aforementioned rocks. It’s hard to believe that this man is the grandfather of grown grandchildren.
I ask him how long he’s been doing this. “All my life.
We were so grateful to have Roland Skinner take these lovely photographs and his images are his legacy for us to enjoy forever.