I submitted this project of 15 images to the Royal Photographic Society as my application for Associate Membership. I was awarded my ARPS Distinction in October 2018.
Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside
But what does this mean for people of widely different backgrounds, ethnicity, cultures or age? I started this project to simply document life at the seaside but it turned more into a narrative about enjoyment and diversity. As a Street Photographer my objective is to capture the decisive moment without being observed, from the impromptu Parkour artist stealing the musicians thunder to the ladies on the beach with their packs of cider, the traditional lovers and sunbathers but also those simply enjoying exercise.
Just promenading upon the Prom, Prom, Prom! may still demand religious attire for some but snoozing on the pier can be a stolen delight.