George Solt: Oldest Kilimanjaro Climber

Blake came to photograph me at home in Buckinghamshire, after I became the world’s oldest person to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, at the ripe young age of 82.

I don’t know whether I have become more photogenic with age, or (far more likely) Blake has skills which no other photographers have shown so far.

We had a lot of fun taking these photographs, and it shows! To forestall any misunderstandings which might arise, I should point out that we had a gin-and-tonic after the pictures were taken, and that even then they were small ones! When you’re having an enjoyable time you don’t need drink to cheer you up, and I had a really great time during the shoot with Blake.