Trawler a ‘challenging climate’ for photographer


A trip aboard a Peterhead trawler will be the focus of a special exhibition to be held at the town’s Fishing Heritage Centre at the weekend.

Professional photographer Gareth Easton spent a week aboard The Budding Rose with skipper Peter Bruce and his crew, and captured their exploits on camera.

The result will be displayed at the exhibition, which opens at the port heritage centre on Saturday, October 8.

Gareth said he had originally had a commission from SeaFish to do photography of the industry from sea to packing.

He added: “I had been to Peterhead two or three times and got to know Peter Bruce, owner of The Budding Rose.

“We went out in July for eight days and I was really overwhelmed by it.

“We had a really good week but it was a very challenging climate in which to photograph,” he said.

“I smashed two lenses in the first two days and kept banging my equipment.

“Staying in position, where you weren’t in their way, was also pretty tough.

“It’s certainly the most challenging photographic thing I have ever done.

“The exhibition is a document of the guys working on the boat and it’s going to feature on the main wall.

“There will be around 45 images in total and entry is by donation which will be in aid of the Peterhead and District Fishermen’s Benevolent Fund.”