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.
This post top (above) is located in the `spray zone’ and was photographed in 2002, 2010 and 2015.
This post top, photographed 2002, 2010 and 2015, is located high in the mid-intertidal zone which is scoured by the shifting shingle. The sea and waves come in from the right as you look at the post top above. Notice how the right hand flat of the ferrule has thinned in 2010 and is broken by 2015. The bottom right hand corner faces south west which is the direction of the prevailing wind, the corner most likely to take the greatest force of the shingle laden waves.
The block of flats on West Parade that face Groyne 61.