Besides the Seaside
Besides the Seaside explores and documents the reality of residential living beyond the postcard imagining of the Cornish seaside town of Falmouth.
From an external point of view, Falmouth is commonly identified by beautiful beaches, picturesque cottages with brightly coloured doors and quaint little streets, when in reality there is a whole other world living behind the facade.
This world is one which individuals would not typically classify as Falmouth, being amongst the 10 per cent most deprived areas in the country. It is a two sided story. This contrast between the tranquil, desirable Cornwall and its harsh reality is the focus of this photographic essay. What lies behind the unseen?
The final series of photographs have been monochromatically edited. The black and white effect evokes a sense of bleakness and emptiness, devoid of colour and therefore creates a particular atmosphere surrounding the images. The photographs focus on details within the areas which may appear unappealing and lack any pleasant attributes, providing the viewer with an honest representation of the area, free of refinement, adjustments or alterations.
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