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 photograph used to create Groyne 72 post number was taken in 2014. Below is the same post in 2002, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015. Note how between 2014 above and 2015 the last one below the ferrule is lost.
I included the three post tops, taken in 2006, 2012 and 2015 because I like the development of the hole. You can tell that the post itself is badly worn for you can see through the hole; I must take a photograph of that.
Groyne 72 joins the promenade at the back of the building on Marina Court Avenue that has a range of large plants.
If you come to see the groyne post please take care and check tide times.