I had some success in club photography competitions but became tired of the sameness of them and the limited vision of the judging. Looking at current results from UK exhibitions, the landscape images are no different to 20 years ago and the over use of software to create gothic, quasi sinister or fine art imagery seems to appeal to judges but in many cases are simply not photographs. Why is it that a Gursky, Burtinsky or Eggleston can fill a major gallery in London yet I am sure that many of their images would bomb in a UK club competition?
So, being tired of the same old same old, I decided to study photography in a deeper manner and enjoy the art form rather than lose interest by being limited to parochial views.
Coastal erosion in east Norfolk is well documented but analysis suggests that fundamental changes to the landscape and communities are inevitable and, in most cases dramatic. The real conundrum is what can be done and over what period of time to protect communities or develop strategies to manage the upheaval and changes needed. These issues also need to take into account the oft quoted measure of cost-benefit analysis that controls Government spending on coastal erosion. My focus is on the area around Happisburgh (pronounced hayz-br-ugh) a small village with a population of around 1400 where erosion of its cliff face has been and continues to be dramatic.