GALLERIES - 2021
GALLERIES - ARCHIVE
Although the majority of my work is a bit weird and all that, I do still like to shoot traditionally in a storm. The editing style is still dark, but the waves just speak for themselves. I enjoy the experience of standing on a shore being battered by 50 or 60 mph winds and sea spray. I don't mind the rain, either, but it does help significantly if there are some breaks in the clouds to provide a lift or two of light.
Unfortunately, I don't possess very appropriate clothing, so get absolutely drenched which is ridiculous and juvenile. I return, dripping, to my car and immediately start the engine, heaters full on, and attempt to peel my jeans off and pull on some pyjama bottoms and dry socks. It is fortunate that the car windows steam up very quickly and so the entire sorry spectacle is hidden from the eyes of those who would no doubt become traumatised if they were subjected to such a miserable event.
Anyway, the shots here were taken during Storm Francis in August 2020 at the extremely popular location for wave catching , the port of Newhaven, East Sussex.
If anyone would like to purchase a print, I will put the money by so that I can buy some weatherproof clothing...