August 16, 2017
Well, in the context I am going to talk about it, no.
I was recently featured in a high-end coffee table book called ‘SALT’. The book was commissioned by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and curated, designed and managed by Rich With of Grow Creative.
Here is the blurb;
“SALT profiles the individuals, families and groups who live and work in Southend-on-Sea.In their own words, they have composed a modern love letter to the town. Their stories showcase all that makes Southend not only a hub of creativity and enterprise, but living, breathing, sentient character that reflects its inhabitants and their culture of rugged individualism and potential.A wide cross-section of people are featured; artists, writers, independent business, students, fisherman, publicans and medical professions, breathing life into the thriving microcosm of emergent talent in this part of the country.They are the SALT of Southend-on-Sea…”When I was asked if I would like to be featured in the book, I naturally said yes. What I didn’t account for was the quality of the publication , the myriad of different personalities and talent in the book, and best of all the ‘feeling’ the book gives you when you pick it up and read it.
“Every day they get up and improve the borough in their own special way. Whether it’s on a grand humanist level such as saving someone’s eyesight or teaching the next generation of healthcare professionals, or more humble notions like producing amazing food or writing things that make you laugh so hard that beer sprays out of your nose. These people make this town worth living in.”