'Right, can you just sit at the top of that rock?': on High Tor, Derbyshire

By Interview: Chris Broughton

Samantha Lomas recalls a day out with her photographer father, in 1975

My father took this shot when I was nine. It was just before he set up the Photographers' Place, the UK's first residential photography workshop, which featured big names such as Faye Godwin and Martin Parr. Photographers were always hanging around our house, but I considered them a bit of a nuisance.

Dad and I used to go walking a lot, and on this occasion we were on High Tor, a rocky outcrop that overlooks Matlock Bath and the river Derwent a few miles from our home in Derbyshire. Dad said, “Right, can you just sit at the top of that rock?”

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