English Littoral Portfolio
The English Littoral, the coast, the beaches, was an examination of the desolate landscapes that drew me to them as a child. The odd thing is most were made when I was working at Oxford Polythechnic, now Brooks University, Oxford, which is almost as far from the coast as it is possible to be in England.
For simplicity the whole portfolio was photographed with a Rolleiflex 2.8F twin lens reflex camera. Some early work was with a wooden Gandolfi camera, but wind vibration at Severn Beach caused too many lost negatives, so the Rollei' won. This change to a small camera made long walks easy and forced the square format of these images. I never crop an image, never, never ever.
- English Littoral 1976-1980 (Archive)