Humans of Swimrise

OSS Photographic Contributor Niall Meehan on his new project for 2021

On the shores of the Cove, in  Greystones, Co. Wicklow, photographer Niall Meehan swims every day with the Swimrise crew. Sometimes alone, but mostly as a group, they take to the water at sunrise.

Niall’s sea photography began with visually journalling his daily swims, recording the conditions on any given morning. It progressed to producing personal images then expanded to a desire to connect on an emotional and experiential level with the viewer – @humansofswimrise was born, where the attention is focused on an individual swimmer who gives an account of their swimming experience.

You can see his daily images on Instagram at @niall_verso buy limited edition prints at

Niall Meehan was an OSS Swim Champ in 2019, and as longstanding admirers of his work, we are delighted to have him rejoin the team as a Contributor for 2021. We look forward to sharing his work.