social clubs

informal social clubs form around public activities, drawing in observers, who then become participants. I have joined groups in this way and sometimes I have remained an observer. With permission I photograph these activities.

Outdoor Swimmers at Clevedon Marine Lake: I visit this lake regularly, swimmers come here all year round, and meet regularly encouraging each other into the freezing water

Retired Gentlemen’s Atheletic Club, Barcelona: the gentlement invited me to pass time with them. The raquet game was going on while other members sat playing dominoes, backgammon or just chatting at nearby tables, this ‘clubhouse’ was on the promenade,members of the public were encouraged to stop by and join in.

Pool Club, Laguna, Belize: access to this small town is by boat, then through the bar where these young men meet every evening