Edward Cothey grew up in the small fishing village of St. Ives, Cornwall, U.K.
A small town on the North Cornish coast famous for the St. Ives School of Painting as well as artists of every medium. Growing up surrounded by such inspiration, Edward could have been a painter but instead followed in his father’s footsteps and went to sea in the British Merchant Navy then became a deep sea fisherman. After 28 years at sea Edward came ashore and started his second life; he could have become a painter but alas a kitchen was the height of his skills. That’s when he took up photography and, influenced greatly by the sea, he had many photographs displayed through out the West Penwith region of Cornwall. Several of his photographs became book covers for small presses in England and the U.S.A.
Now in his third life Edward and his wife Jody own a farm in western Massachusetts. Apart from raising Bactrian camels and Tibetan yaks, they also breed heritage sheep for their wool. Edward uses his artistic skills in handweaving and fabric design. The one constant in Edward’s life is photography, which challenges his interest in design and color. Stick around and see what his fourth life has to offer?