This gentleman is David Howell Davies of Nantewlaeth Farm, Cymmer, Afan Valley. The picture was taken around 1976.
I had to visit this farm to photograph a 14th century barn which stood close by the farm house.
The gentleman greeted me with more than a few reservations. I discovered some years later that he used to encounter strangers on his property with a loaded shotgun.
After emerging from his barn, covered in chicken droppings from head to foot, and having used all the flashgun power that was available to me, I staggered into the yard in front of the farmhouse, which I believe was a Welsh 'Longhouse'.
He invited me in for a cup of tea. I found him great really. He said 'Mr, will you take my snap because no one's ever taken my snap before'.
The room was dark, illuminated by one even darker fly-blown lighbulb. The remnants of a fire faintly glowed in the hearth.
I spoke with him for about fifteen minutes before there was enough power in my flashgun to take a picture. I bounced the light off the ceiling and hoped for the best. I processed the film for many minutes more than the recommended time, and this picture was the result.