Seaside towns during the peak of summer are usually effortlessly bright with colour, standard flashes of life pouring from cafe to bars and restaurants to beaches. It’s the ‘go to’ postcard shot we are all used to.
One of my favourite elements of these towns is the transformation to the ‘out of season’ period. Suddenly the life is sucked out of most corners and replaced with rain, shutters are blocking window shopping goals and amusements arcades clash with the sound of waves being bashed around the coast thanks to our predictable English weather. For photography, this dramatically changes everything. The colour is still there but muted with stronger hints of grey while fighting its way to be heard.
I went to Margate with Salvation Jayne to capture some new promo images. Admittedly we showed up without a plan but all came to the conclusion there is ‘bound to be somewhere to shoot’. We stubbled across a micro pub (I promise we weren’t just hunting for booze) and were greeted with one of the best locations I have had this year - it was perfectly suited for the band and I think it is safe to say I totally over shot the shoot.
We tampered with other locations around the town, which in fairness were perfect - I can’t complain! It rained and I enjoyed every second.