Sea Change - A study of the contemporary people in Britain’s eroded coastal towns
Sea Change - A study of the contemporary people in Britain’s eroded coastal towns

Once celebrated, feted and adored, Britain’s coast is struggling to find a role in people’s hearts in the age of bargain-basement cheap-flights and package holidays. In the place of lustrous vibrancy is desolation, decline and dereliction, where the fate of the seaside town has seemingly been sealed.

With social deprivation and cuts cutting deeper into coastal communities, places like Folkestone are fighting to evolve, reevaluate and find new purpose.

 And it’s the age-old conundrum of gentrification that splits the community. The old vs. the new. The greater good, vs. the individual. The respect for roots vs. profit and greed.   Which poses the question, what does Folkestone’s future look like? Is it here right now? Will it ever arrive?   This ongoing projects attempts to document the people of Folkestone through the eyes of its future, and it’s past, unpicking nuances that both contradict and complement.

And it’s the age-old conundrum of gentrification that splits the community. The old vs. the new. The greater good, vs. the individual. The respect for roots vs. profit and greed. 

Which poses the question, what does Folkestone’s future look like? Is it here right now? Will it ever arrive? 

This ongoing projects attempts to document the people of Folkestone through the eyes of its future, and it’s past, unpicking nuances that both contradict and complement.

 As a gateway to the European Union, Folkestone is a melting post of cultural and political relevance. A mass of contradictions, unity and opinion, Folkestone is a small town where roles are no longer defined, creating a zenith moment for its inhabitants who are free to live as their parents did, or to set their own path.

As a gateway to the European Union, Folkestone is a melting post of cultural and political relevance. A mass of contradictions, unity and opinion, Folkestone is a small town where roles are no longer defined, creating a zenith moment for its inhabitants who are free to live as their parents did, or to set their own path.

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Installation, Brewery Tap, Folkestone, Feb 2018.
Installation, Brewery Tap, Folkestone, Feb 2018.
Installation, Brewery Tap, Folkestone, Feb 2018.
Installation, Brewery Tap, Folkestone, Feb 2018.
Installation, Brewery Tap, Folkestone, Feb 2018.
Installation, Brewery Tap, Folkestone, Feb 2018.
Sea Change - A study of the contemporary people in Britain’s eroded coastal towns
 And it’s the age-old conundrum of gentrification that splits the community. The old vs. the new. The greater good, vs. the individual. The respect for roots vs. profit and greed.   Which poses the question, what does Folkestone’s future look like? Is it here right now? Will it ever arrive?   This ongoing projects attempts to document the people of Folkestone through the eyes of its future, and it’s past, unpicking nuances that both contradict and complement.
 As a gateway to the European Union, Folkestone is a melting post of cultural and political relevance. A mass of contradictions, unity and opinion, Folkestone is a small town where roles are no longer defined, creating a zenith moment for its inhabitants who are free to live as their parents did, or to set their own path.
in10443.jpg
1017.jpg
tee6.jpg
in1030.jpg
445.jpg
in10347.jpg
WEB39.jpg
newmen228.jpg
in252.jpg
20.jpg
440.jpg
in10448.jpg
newmen18.jpg
newmen406.jpg
1023.jpg
in10454.jpg
in1009.jpg
newmen224.jpg
newmen409.jpg
1021.jpg
CNV00012.jpg
newmen211.jpg
newmen221.jpg
in275.jpg
in3512.jpg
42.jpg
IMG_7516.jpg
newmen0229-.jpg
in314.jpg
in10394.jpg
WEB5457.jpg
IMG_0933 12_ss.jpg
newmen0215.jpg
sc9.jpg
IMG_2964_s.jpg
sc5.jpg
1018.jpg
sc4.jpg
newmen220.jpg
men12.jpg
409.jpg
sea5.jpg
newmen219.jpg
newmen222.jpg
newmen307.jpg
newmen312.jpg
WEB5369.jpg
1062.jpg
1065.jpg
24.jpg
newmen308.jpg
449.jpg
in10381.jpg
IMG_6985.jpg
in1031.jpg
newmen311.jpg
in10356.jpg
41.jpg
in504.jpg
newmen7.jpg
in10469.jpg
sea1.jpg
newmen206.jpg
411.jpg
in10437.jpg
400.jpg
in567.jpg
401.jpg
in10428.jpg
in244.jpg
16.jpg
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newmen19.jpg
26.jpg
WEB5357-1.jpg
109.jpg
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CNV00022.jpg
in10344.jpg
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in10464.jpg
IMG_4189.jpg
45.jpg
46.jpg
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in10348.jpg
newmen013.jpg
in10452.jpg
1016.jpg
in10352.jpg
IMG_76701.jpg
men11.jpg
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newmen02295.jpg
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in279.jpg
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Installation, Brewery Tap, Folkestone, Feb 2018.
Installation, Brewery Tap, Folkestone, Feb 2018.
Installation, Brewery Tap, Folkestone, Feb 2018.
Sea Change - A study of the contemporary people in Britain’s eroded coastal towns

Once celebrated, feted and adored, Britain’s coast is struggling to find a role in people’s hearts in the age of bargain-basement cheap-flights and package holidays. In the place of lustrous vibrancy is desolation, decline and dereliction, where the fate of the seaside town has seemingly been sealed.

With social deprivation and cuts cutting deeper into coastal communities, places like Folkestone are fighting to evolve, reevaluate and find new purpose.

And it’s the age-old conundrum of gentrification that splits the community. The old vs. the new. The greater good, vs. the individual. The respect for roots vs. profit and greed. 

Which poses the question, what does Folkestone’s future look like? Is it here right now? Will it ever arrive? 

This ongoing projects attempts to document the people of Folkestone through the eyes of its future, and it’s past, unpicking nuances that both contradict and complement.

As a gateway to the European Union, Folkestone is a melting post of cultural and political relevance. A mass of contradictions, unity and opinion, Folkestone is a small town where roles are no longer defined, creating a zenith moment for its inhabitants who are free to live as their parents did, or to set their own path.

Installation, Brewery Tap, Folkestone, Feb 2018.
Installation, Brewery Tap, Folkestone, Feb 2018.
Installation, Brewery Tap, Folkestone, Feb 2018.
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