Ah the French, I love working for the French. At least I love working for Libération, a newspaper so beautiful that even though I require a simultaneous translation to read it I always buy a copy when in france, just to look at the pages. Before christmas I was sent by Libé to photograph the only whisky distillery in Wales. The Penderyn Distillery is a relatively new enterprise but has already received high praise and awards from the whiskey experts. My brief from Libé was typically liberating "...do what you feel...this is the best thing". And so after shooting the barrels, the still and portraits and suchlike I asked the MD, Stephen Davies, if we could go up the road to the edge of the Brecon Beacons to get some landscapes. It had been a grim, grey day, but the clouds were beginning to shift and as we drove along the road the light started to break through. I ran about shooting for ten minutes or so before I had to leave for my train from Port Talbot but I got a few nice frames. I edited the set and sent it the next day, making a mental note of my favourite images and hoping that one of them would be used. In fact the three images that were used in the christmas edition were all on my list, and that hardly ever happens. Best of all one of the landscapes was there looking great, something I felt like doing had been appreciated. And I was given a bottle of the most delicious whisky by the lovely people at Penderyn! And that is why I love working for Libé.