The coastline of Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex, consists of a shingle beach maintained by a series of T-shaped, wooden piled groynes. This is a photographic exploration of a community of groynes that co-exist on the beach, next to the promenade from West Parade to Channel View. The photographs examine the individual characteristics of the post tops. Using photo montage, the ferrule was manipulated to create the number which links the post top to the groyne in which it exists. This series of blogs presents a small selection from work that started in 2002 and continues to this day.
The number is produced using a photograph taken in 2014 – by 2015 the ferrule is gone. The photographs below were taken 2012 – 2014 -2015.
This is a second post on this groyne that lost it’s ferrule between 2014 and 2015. Photographs taken 2013, 2014 and 2015.
The mid intertidal zone can be a particularly abrading environment and coupled with the corrosive nature of sea water, the posts in this area are constantly shaped and reshaped.