More from "Ulysses, a personal journey"
These two images were taken in Sandycove at the old swimming spot The Forty Foot. My father loves to swim there every time he goes to Dublin and for these images he agreed to swim in the cold Irish Sea just after sun rise (at about 5:30 am). In James Joyce's "Ulysses" the med student roommate of Stephen (the artist) swims at The Forty Foot in the morning while Stephen watches. And so having my father, the doctor swim while I photographed seemed appropriate to our adaptation and reclamation of the novel.