Back Street Postcards
Images dictated by chance and experimentation
The locations of my photographs 'Sea Back Street Post Cards' are dictated by chance. I follow the ideas of Guy Debord who pioneered a new way of perceiving the world called Psychogeography. By doodling on a map of Hastings and taking photographs wherever the lines intersected, I found discarded objects and scenes and discovered a new awareness of urban habitation and coastal decay. To make the final photographs I continued in an experimental way using photographic processes. This way of working jolted me into a new awareness of my surroundings and the emotional reaction to the resulting montaged photographs is surprising and moving.