Outland – Blackpool and the Fylde
It all started at Lytham St Annes a few weeks ago. As a test I drove to the very conservative Victorian coast well before dawn on a drizzly day and told myself that if I could catch some telling images in the damp and the dark I would commit to the whole Outland project. So, I was back. I’d reached the place and to be quite honest struggled to get any good shots.
Blackpool came up with some surprises though. For one, it had the most diverse collection of shells, seaweed and other natural flotsam and jetsom on it’s tideline than anywhere I’d so far encountered. It seems much of life came to Blackpool to die. I could explore that though but am not going to.
This stretch of coast introduced me to the full blast of weather, especially at Fleetwood where the driving rain precluded me from shooting in anything other than one direction. However my mission was to press onwards, ever onwards whatever the weather, whatever the light and never retrace my footsteps.