The 70 year old jetty jumper, 2011 by Alex Frayne

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Artist's statement

Trevor Murphy spends endless days in summer jumping from the jetty at Glenelg, South Australia. He says it keeps him young and fit and he's un-phased by his age in comparison to the other divers. A baker by trade, he starts the working day early which leaves ample time to don the bathers and head out to 'the zone'. As a photographer, I find the atmosphere on the jetty to be electric. Male competitiveness, performance and swagger rule the realm and I am reminded of a kind of Hellenic sporting tradition.