I was commissioned to photograph Dave Crisp back in August by Joan Allen Electronics, the UK's leading Metal Detection equipment retailers.
Dave is well known in the field of metal detection and recently hit the headlines when he uncovered the largest single hoard of Roman coins ever found in this country.
He's a charming man who really knows what he's talking about. He has a no-nonsense approach to detecting and is an ardent advocate of the code governing amateur metal detection in the UK.
He also has a wicked sense of humour and will talk for hours about his passion for 'wandering', interspersing engaging details with funny quips and anecdotes.
My client had approached Dave to front a Q&A section of their new website and asked for a portrait to use in their communications materials.
I wanted to provide an image that both captures his character and standing while placing him in the outdoor environment he enjoys so much.
Photographer: Chris Simmons