Can You See The Sea
My project is an exploration of benches found along the coastline of East Anglia. Capturing both from the bench and their view, these subjects allude to a time when the coast was a more popular tourist destination. As peoples incomes and horizons broadened, so these archetypal English seaside resorts changed. The benches, however and their prescribed proximity remained. This now prescribed view changed to something perhaps more mundane inviting sitters to partake in a view of the ordinary. Often obscured these views sometimes bear no relation to their original context and become both humorous but also melancholy as they remind us of something, an age, now lost. The working title for this project is Can You See the Sea?
David Bull • Amanda Hook • Sorrell Jarman • Adrian Manning • Chloe McGrath • Rachael Williams •