This will be a bit different from the others but it’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while, and just haven’t had the emotional reserves to deal with until now.
So first off, who exactly was Robert Neil?
He was many things. A hard worker. Someone who could take apart and reassemble pretty much anything. He was a man with a profoundly technical mind that meant he could turn his hand to pretty much anything. He was a no nonsense sort of man, but that didn’t mean he didn’t like a good laugh. He loved fishing, a passion we both shared. But perhaps the most important thing I can say about him was that he was my father.
Sadly, he lost his life to cancer, he died early in the morning of the 14th August 2021, at the age of 63, surrounded by his loved ones. He related to me during those final weeks that we spent together prior to his death that something he’d always wanted to do but had never been able to find the time to properly pursue was photography. So in honour of his memory, I scoured his various devices looking for photos he’d taken and below I would like to share just a few choice examples from a man who was able to see beauty in the world as he travelled up and down the country in his lorry making deliveries.