When was the last time you saw a photograph?
It’s a question that has haunted Peter photographer Peter Murphy for almost 25 years.
“I have never seen a photograph of the Titanic.
I have seen photographs of ships in distress.
But the photographs I have taken have never been used for a television broadcast,” he says.
Mr Murphy’s photographs have been used in the TV series The Curse of the Black Spot, in which he is played by actor Sean Bean.
His photographs are part of a larger documentary called The Curse, which was broadcast in the US in September, and he hopes to return to the series.
“When I think about the Titanic, I think of a lot of people who have died and who have been missing,” he said.
“There is a huge amount of trauma that goes on, and so I want to try and help people to cope with that.”
Mr Murphy is now an expert witness for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and he says he will be taking photographs of the Great Barrier Reef for a BBC documentary about it later this year.
“We are going to be going into the Great Southern Reefs and photographing the coral reefs and looking at the coral and seeing if there are any signs of the climate changing and the changes that we are seeing,” he explained.
“And then we will also be taking underwater photographs of areas of the reef that are in need of conservation, and hopefully they will be featured in the documentary.”
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