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 photomontage, 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.
Photographs taken 2013 – 2014 – 2015
I loved the patina of iron oxide on the post top and used it to create the number 56, mixed together with the de-laminating metal ferrule.
The sheer range of patina, pattern, texture and shape in this groyne is well worth a view.
Take care by the sea and check the tide times.