Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK.
A coastal port town with around 60,000 inhabitants. Traditionally a fishing town, it became far more industrial in the 1960's with the rise of oil and gas extraction in the North Sea. These industries have since declined in size and now renewable energy is a major part of the local industry alongside heavily seasonal tourism.
Its claim is to be the most Easterly point of the United Kingdom.
Although the sun does indeed illuminate a selection of beautiful piers and other sea-based shapes, this series follows in the same vein as my Barbican images here
The idea here is to document the spaces people often use as a means to get to somewhere else. The Barbican highlighted corridors, footpaths and zones of space which weren’t used as a place to stay.
The same idea follows here: Lowestoft, coastal spaces. I photographed places people use to get to places people enjoy. We rarely consider such often-seen, yet forgotten zones.
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