It’s no secret that I have been putting a fair amount of my time and creative energy into photographing the seaside. To be more precise, the Cleethorpes seaside that I now call my home, in my latest project; By the Sea. Recently have spent a little time away and travelled down to the East of England while I have been walking the streets (and seaside locations) photographing what I find.
I never really have much of a plan of what I’m going to capture. I believe working in a reactive way to the situations you find yourself in is less inhibiting but this is just a process that I loosely use. It’s great at time to head out without no real plan and shoot what you find but sometimes this can be a bit of a pain, especially when you’re not finding situations to photograph. Going through times of little or no inspirations always happens and having shot for several hours and coming away with nothing can get a little frustrating. Then again the beauty of street photography is no never know what you might unearth around the next corner. There’s always that day when you review you photos and find that hidden gem of an image that didn’t seem to be much at the time but after reviewing away from the situation often completely changes how I feel about the images.
For many of the images that I have shot on this trip, I think that I have allowed my ‘By the sea’ project to influence my shooting on new places. Perhaps that could be down to my own growth and maybe I’m becoming more sensitive to images around the coast. I’m not saying this is something negative, it’s just an observation that I have made on my own work.