Tom Cload, the boatyard owner

Plymouth is a city defined by its relationship with the sea; so its stands to reason that its people might have a story or two to tell about it.

That is the essence behind Sea Portraits, a series of photographs and interviews with some of the fascinating people who, whether through work or play, have a deep connection with the sea in all its mystery and magnificence.

From the artist to the academic; the deep sea diver to the boatyard owner – these are some of the driving forces who in their own way are establishing Plymouth as the marine and maritime city for the UK.

Over time, the Sea Portraits series will grow to encompass a kaleidoscope of different characters, as different from one another as they are united by their passion for the blue environment.

We hope you'll come on that journey with us.

Conrad Humphreys, Andrew Merrington, Lloyd Russell