Starting off has to be this my personal favourite image, and catalyst for a set whose themes run through most of my work.
‘A Prospect of the Sea’ – ‘and tomorrow, and tomorrow tower over the cracked sand-castles’ Dylan Thomas
Where the sea meets the land its power is evident in the erosion at the water’s edge. And it is from this borderline that man looks out in awe upon the unfathomable expanse. It is relentless in its actions, yet man cannot escape his need for it, and in the face of its timelessness man is inferior and fragile, unable to master its force.
And the buildings that man constructs around the coastline are as fragile as man himself. Attacked by the elements, whether battered by waves or corroded by salt they will eventually crumble and be washed away.
These photos imbue the sense of foreboding that can be felt when witnessing the seas immortal beauty in comparison to our own impermanence.