Hadn’t quite read the brief properly, so my intended subject was not photographed as a small part of the surroundings, however I’m still including it here as I really like the third photo. It’s also a good reminder of my tendency to rush in over enthusiastically when I only think I know what I’m doing.
I found Martin Parr’s book, the Last Resort, in a lbrary some years ago, while I was looking for something else.
I spent a lot of time at New Brighton in the eighties, it was then the resort you went to when you couldn’t afford to go anywhere else. Punters who can’t afford to travel to a more desirable resort don’t spend enough to keep a place afloat, so the place was on its knees.
In Victorian times, the resort did rival Brighton itself, travel was difficult and New Brighton had everything.
I found Martin Parr’s pictures very moving. It was like seeing photos of Marilyn Monroe as a homeless old lady.
Martin captured New Brighton perfectly, just as it was – grubby, run-down, and truly the Last Resort.
Needless to say, I’ve been a fan ever since.
The railings of a school provided the setting here.
There is a clear difference between the first and third photos, as expected.
A visit to Yorkshire Lavender provided these two photos, the day was really bright and many of my photos were over exposed.
I prefer the photo with the cornflowers in focus, rather than the one focusing on the landscape in the background as that one appears washed out.
I can’t be sure if I would make the same choice if the exposure had been better.
It’s all looking very interesting.
I’ve finally enrolled with OCA.
This is my learning blog for The Art Of Photography.
At the moment I’m just looking forward to getting my hands on my parcel!