I’d like to share an ongoing personal project with you.
This is a series of images that I’ve shot over two years, (exclusively with Fujifilm X cameras.)
These shots are a combination of X-T1, X-Pro1 and X-Pro2.
Nearly everywhere I’ve lived in the UK (except Bristol) has been very much in-land, but now we are here in Porto I live near the sea
Truth be told… Many of my UK friends are a bit jealous that we live near the sea (and in a temperate climate!), but to be honest, I’m not really one for the water - it frightens me, besides the Atlantic is very cold
But it seems to be a common human desire, no?
To be by the sea
I’ve become very enamoured with where the land and the water meet, the people you see there and the activities they engage in.
So using a (loose) ‘Street’ style and a documentary eye I’ve tried to shoot as many candid humanistic shots from the coastline as possible.
As you might imagine… This has generated a LOT of images!
To try and keep this concise - I’ve curated this series down to 10 shots.
10 shots that I hope explore people’s emotions around the sea, what people do, and perhaps what people think, when they’re by the sea
Shot mainly with the XF35 F1.4, but one with the XF18.
The PP was conducted using Irident dng Convertor, SilkyPix Pro v8 and NIK Colour Efex.
For the look, I wanted a bit of a homage to the work of John Hinde, using bright and slightly surreal colours to reinforce the nature of being in the zone between terra firma and aqua, and to show that people go to the beach not to be in their everyday world.
Now I know this isn’t your bog standard street stuff, which is why I’ve given it its own topic. (Sincerely, I’m not planning to make a new topic every time I want to post a shot)
I hope you enjoy the series.
Calm and Wild
Turning Your Back
Stroll on By
Will a Ship Come In