I’ve been painting and sketching this lobster for a long time. He has gone off. There is a strong smell of bouillabaisse, but not as nice. Our collie, Fizz, sniffs it appreciatively though.
I can’t visit the Aquarium in Plymouth often, so my local fish monger, Richard of Gibson’s Plaice in Exeter supplies me with fish he buys down in Brixham. Of course they are dead. The colours go off quickly.
All photographs © James Forshall