Sea Change
Sea Change

Sea Change documents Folkestone’s next generation of inhabitants.

Started back in December 2016 - just a few months after the Brexit vote, in which 62.2% decided to leave.

Along with Dover, Folkestone is located at the gateway to the European Union, there is a definite feeling of change happening, seasides like Folkestone were once Victorian holiday meccas, but social deprivation and cuts mean they are now fighting to evolve, re-evaluate and find a purpose.

 With a diverse community of people from incoming artists attracted by the lower cost of living, refugees who have ended up in the port town only 30 miles from Calais, and locals who have lived in Folkestone for generations.  Intrigued by the tensions that gentrification and the new-comers have raised.  Sea Change focuses on documenting the younger generation – through them I wanted to show the sheer diversity of Folkestone’s inhabitants, from young refugees to young creatives. Documenting not only the changing landscape, but what Folkestone’s next generation of inhabitants looks like.

With a diverse community of people from incoming artists attracted by the lower cost of living, refugees who have ended up in the port town only 30 miles from Calais, and locals who have lived in Folkestone for generations.

Intrigued by the tensions that gentrification and the new-comers have raised.

Sea Change focuses on documenting the younger generation – through them I wanted to show the sheer diversity of Folkestone’s inhabitants, from young refugees to young creatives. Documenting not only the changing landscape, but what Folkestone’s next generation of inhabitants looks like.

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 Beach Brotherhood, 2018 c-print, 5+1 AP 20 X 20 inches © Lee Brodhurst-Hooper

Beach Brotherhood, 2018
c-print, 5+1 AP
20 X 20 inches
© Lee Brodhurst-Hooper

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 Jack, 2018 c-print, 5+1 AP 20 X 20 inches © Lee Brodhurst-Hooper

Jack, 2018
c-print, 5+1 AP
20 X 20 inches
© Lee Brodhurst-Hooper

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 Biking in Folkestone, 2018 c-print, 5+1 AP 20 X 20 inches © Lee Brodhurst-Hooper

Biking in Folkestone, 2018
c-print, 5+1 AP
20 X 20 inches
© Lee Brodhurst-Hooper

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Sea Change
 With a diverse community of people from incoming artists attracted by the lower cost of living, refugees who have ended up in the port town only 30 miles from Calais, and locals who have lived in Folkestone for generations.  Intrigued by the tensions that gentrification and the new-comers have raised.  Sea Change focuses on documenting the younger generation – through them I wanted to show the sheer diversity of Folkestone’s inhabitants, from young refugees to young creatives. Documenting not only the changing landscape, but what Folkestone’s next generation of inhabitants looks like.
1017.jpg
CNV00012.jpg
image3.jpg
R001-026.JPG
in252.jpg
newmen314.jpg
land3.jpg
man1010333.jpg
WEB39.jpg
newmen409.jpg
in10448.jpg
in3517.jpg
in1030.jpg
in10394.jpg
newmen221.jpg
in1023.jpg
sea1.jpg
in284.jpg
in243.jpg
IMG_4219_s.jpg
sea5.jpg
men11.jpg
newmen228.jpg
in564.jpg
sea2.jpg
20.jpg
in585.jpg
41.jpg
42.jpg
 Beach Brotherhood, 2018 c-print, 5+1 AP 20 X 20 inches © Lee Brodhurst-Hooper
in10428.jpg
WEB421.jpg
 Jack, 2018 c-print, 5+1 AP 20 X 20 inches © Lee Brodhurst-Hooper
in10443.jpg
newmen18.jpg
in10399.jpg
in10437.jpg
newmen406.jpg
IMG_3666_small.jpg
newmen0215.jpg
in513.jpg
440.jpg
in367.jpg
in314.jpg
brother1 (1).jpg
newmen0225.jpg
in10352.jpg
in1009.jpg
IMG_9231_alt_s.jpg
WEB5357-1.jpg
in10392.jpg
in6.jpg
newmen0210.jpg
newmen11.jpg
man101077 copy.jpg
in275.jpg
1018.jpg
newmen0229-.jpg
445.jpg
in10347.jpg
in3512.jpg
16.jpg
449.jpg
men12.jpg
newmen315.jpg
in496.jpg
in10348.jpg
newmen212.jpg
in10452.jpg
in10454.jpg
5012.jpg
IMG_4704-Edit.jpg
WEB5457.jpg
in10361.jpg
in563.jpg
newmen307.jpg
IMG_7516.jpg
448.jpg
IMG_2964_s.jpg
in10403.jpg
in268.jpg
WEB28.jpg
in10445.jpg
WEB4.jpg
24.jpg
in582.jpg
in521.jpg
in452.jpg
in271.jpg
in290.jpg
1004.jpg
in10457.jpg
newmen02283.jpg
newmen1.jpg
in10458.jpg
46.jpg
40.jpg
45.jpg
in10400.jpg
in567.jpg
in1025.jpg
in550.jpg
in305.jpg
IMG_0933 12_ss.jpg
in10461.jpg
in10467.jpg
411.jpg
1053.jpg
401.jpg
sc9.jpg
sc5.jpg
sc4.jpg
newmen220.jpg
proj11.jpg
newmen02303.jpg
newmen294.jpg
450.jpg
newmen306.jpg
 Biking in Folkestone, 2018 c-print, 5+1 AP 20 X 20 inches © Lee Brodhurst-Hooper
in10433.jpg
in10451.jpg
in10450.jpg
in10464.jpg
1016.jpg
1012.jpg
WEB5369.jpg
in10416.jpg
CNV00022.jpg
in10344.jpg
29.jpg
newmen222.jpg
newmen19.jpg
409.jpg
IMG_6985.jpg
in418.jpg
109.jpg
26.jpg
in1031.jpg
in504.jpg
R001-008.JPG
in10421.jpg
in514.jpg
in10418.jpg
WEB22.jpg
newmen013.jpg
451.jpg
in1029.jpg
54.jpg
in10356.jpg
in10388.jpg
in403.jpg
400.jpg
newproj4.jpg
51.jpg
in10462.jpg
newmen7.jpg
WEB34.jpg
newmen02310.jpg
in245.jpg
in10426.jpg
sea1.jpg
newmen014.jpg
folk1.jpg
land1.jpg
451.jpg
in20202045.jpg
newmen419.jpg
newmen420.jpg
newproj3.jpg
1053.jpg
proj9.jpg
458.jpg
newmen408.jpg
newmen400.jpg
man101077 new.jpg
in512.jpg
newmen0219.jpg
in10458.jpg
Sea Change

Sea Change documents Folkestone’s next generation of inhabitants.

Started back in December 2016 - just a few months after the Brexit vote, in which 62.2% decided to leave.

Along with Dover, Folkestone is located at the gateway to the European Union, there is a definite feeling of change happening, seasides like Folkestone were once Victorian holiday meccas, but social deprivation and cuts mean they are now fighting to evolve, re-evaluate and find a purpose.

With a diverse community of people from incoming artists attracted by the lower cost of living, refugees who have ended up in the port town only 30 miles from Calais, and locals who have lived in Folkestone for generations.

Intrigued by the tensions that gentrification and the new-comers have raised.

Sea Change focuses on documenting the younger generation – through them I wanted to show the sheer diversity of Folkestone’s inhabitants, from young refugees to young creatives. Documenting not only the changing landscape, but what Folkestone’s next generation of inhabitants looks like.

Beach Brotherhood, 2018
c-print, 5+1 AP
20 X 20 inches
© Lee Brodhurst-Hooper

Jack, 2018
c-print, 5+1 AP
20 X 20 inches
© Lee Brodhurst-Hooper

Biking in Folkestone, 2018
c-print, 5+1 AP
20 X 20 inches
© Lee Brodhurst-Hooper

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