One Shot

I photographed over 150 creatives living and working in the Hastings & St Leonards area of Sussex, England in late 2017 and in to 2018.  I allowed myself only one shot on a 1960 Rolleiflex camera (and a few using a Fuji 6×9), a self limiting approach and one that struck a chord with almost everyone I photographed.    Some have ties to the area, some have moved from elsewhere having been forced out of their homes/studios elsewhere, chiefly London and Brighton, by the onward march of gentrification.  This small part of the world is made more vibrant by their presence. What struck me was the variety of creative talent in the area, and how their world view is so similar.  It was also interesting how many connected for the first time as a result of this project, and I guess that says something about the unifying power of photography.

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I have some personal copies of the book which I made of the project available, which features 50 portraits that I chose to publish.  If you’d like a copy please contact me.

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