Southport Rock

I live near Southport, a Victorian seaside town in Northwest England that is somewhat faded from how it was in its heyday. In fact, over the twenty years or so that I’ve lived in the area I have witnessed the steady decline of parts of the resort, in particular the Lord Street shopping area which now seems to have as many empty shops as occupied ones.

Southport looks particularly grim when out of season, as this photo of mine shows:

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Obviously things will perk up before the tourists arrive, but I love photographing these parts of the town in Winter and early Spring when they are quiet. This shot is from a documentary project about the seaside that I’m working on at the moment.

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