He was my brother, originally uploaded by benaston.

He eloped and was wed to Claire Penelop-pop. It was a Friday. 09.10.09.

He was my brother, called Steepfun John. He was one of my favourite brothers actually. Then, one day he put his childish ways behind him and became a man.

Before he did all that, we managed one last swim together in the wilds of the Sea-Swans. On the stoke of midnight we donned our trunks, headed to the beach and cast ourselves into the frozen wastes of the Gower.

Surprisingly for someone of my skill and ability, I wasn’t chosen to be part of the elopment and be one of those who’d wear a fancy suit and be given responsibility. I regarded this more as an oversight rather than a deliberate mistake as I was commissioned instead to take pictures of the boys preening themselves in preparation for the service. Those pictures will appear soon.

RIP Steepfun.

Ben Aston

Ben Aston

Ben Aston is a digital project manager and online entrepreneur. He's the founder of Black + White Zebra, an indie media company on a mission to help people and organizations succeed. Ben brings over 15 years of experience in both strategic thinking and tactical implementation from a career at top digital agencies including Dare, Wunderman, and DDB.

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