Iron Men in Wooden Ships
With an underlying interest in documentary photography, this work uses an analogue process to document the declining tradition of family fishing around Morecambe Bay. The towns of Fleetwood, Flookburgh, Sunderland Point and Morecambe all have a long fishing heritage. I was attracted to these towns as they possess a blatant stillness that suggests a sense of loss towards an industry that helped establish their identity. The few fishing communities left in Morecambe bay continuing to work in a way that is so reminiscent of an older age. The people I have been working with, have for me, come to embody this vanishing way of life.
Ben Copping • James Guy • Jack Hatton • Stef Parkinson • Joshua Phillips • Niki Povey • Bella Probyn • Steven Ramage • Nicola Thompson • Catherine Todd • Sarah Frances Young •