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05 AUGUST 2020:

Summer Hangouts by the Power Station

A-089. Summer Hangouts by the Power Station - by Greig Clifford
Copr. Copyright © 2020 GREIG CLIFFORD.

Until fairly recently my eyes were quite often closed to the opportunities to make a shot like this. I see the power station regularly (it's local to my home), I see people hanging out at their beach huts regularly too (living near the sea as I do), but I had never thought to shoot the two together... never seeing it as a subject that would make a beautiful photo.

And maybe it isn't a beautiful photo (though I think it is), maybe it's more of an "interesting" photo (if you consider the social documentary aspect), or perhaps there's a "cool" factor to the untypical juxtaposition. Until recent years I wasn't always properly looking for "interesting" or "cool" but instead for what I felt was typically "beautiful". I just didn't naturally see the beauty within an industrial setting.

Joining my local Brighton and Hove Camera Club last year opened my eyes even more to these wider possibilities and a talk to the club by John Bulmer was particularly inspirational. His gritty northern England urban images now sit in the back of my mind as a constant reference point, as beautiful as any image of tree-lined rolling hills, or sunsets over sandy beaches.

If this image is the first of mine you have seen, or you are generally new to my work, please know I'm always keen to make new contacts and push my photography to wider horizons. If you like what you see, say hello!

If you are able to help bring my photography to a larger audience, then lets talk! I'd be glad to hear from you!

Finally, prints of this image are available, starting at affordable prices to encourage new collectors. Signed archival quality prints are strictly limited in number. Your support is very much appreciated.

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