Thursday, 15 April 2010

South Killingholme

After going to the Caravan Gallery talk I got inspired to do a similar study of my home town over Easter. My parents live in a little village called South Killingholme which is about two hours from here, directly East and by the coast. There is not much in Lincolnshire other than flat country side and industrial areas, because it sits right on the river Humber. There are many sharp contrasts in the scenery - open countryside for miles, quaint little villages and old fashioned farms mixed with dirty power stations, shipping docks and machinery.

Unfortunately, the day I had to take the photos was a terrible day and I had a lot of problems with exposure. However, the aim of this study was to follow in the footsteps of the caravan gallery and really document the village, so it wasn't about the perfect picture, just about capturing the essence of the place. I was surprised how much I found to document once I started looking around, lots of interesting subjects and I enjoyed looking out for juxta positions and interesting shots. I'm getting more and more into the art direction side of things lately!

This mini project is part of my bigger stamp project - off on a bit of a tangent, but I've started to look a lot more widely at British culture and expand beyond the brief with different outcomes other than stamps!

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