There’s an enduring fascination with seaside towns off season. I like the emptiness of these places which were packed with tourists and holidaymakers in the summer and are now closed up and dormant for winter.
So I thought I’d have a wander around a few of Dorset’s resorts with an Olympus OM2N, a 50mm and a 28mm lens and a few rolls of Agfaphoto APX 100. I had in mind taking some quirky shots of piers, beach huts, amusement arcades and the strange stuff which is wheeled out to grab the attention of visitors.
Hope you like them – they were taken just for fun really – they won’t go to the agency as I’m not sure what they’d do with them.
This first set is in Swanage which is a very old fashioned family resort.
It was really good travelling light and taking shots for the enjoyment of it rather than trying to get agency shots. None of the shots are extensively post-processed, maybe just a slight tint or a layer – APX100 is such good film it doesn’t seem to need much, and always seems to produce a rich range of midtones without becoming too dark. All developed in Rodinal 1+50.
So, off down the pier – always a good location.
This second set is in Bournemouth, which is a bit trendy (at least by comparison with Swanage!).
Comments, critiques and questions always welcome.