All The Fun

All The Fun

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The desolation of some coastal towns has always attracted artists, writers and photographers, as has indeed the garish nature of thriving seaside attractions at the height of the season. I’ve found myself in Skegness off season a few times lately researching the history of commercial street portrait photography there, and was drawn to this astonishingly industrial part of the current pier, dating from the 1970s (the owners illegally demolished the listed art deco buildings which were there before!). While now fading, the paint has been protected by acrylic lettering for a while. Now this has gone, leaving a ghost image and words which are in stark contrast to the actual structure. I needed a few photographs to capture all the detail and get the flat facade view I wanted, then montaged these together. This final image was reduced to black and white before the colours of the building surfaces were brought back in to hand masked areas as flat washes.

Limited edition artist's print. Matt art paper, signed.  Size : 50cm by 70cm approx. Suitable for framing (fits a standard 50cm by 70cm frame).  It is also available in a smaller print size if you are short of wall space.

Artist : Simon Robinson. Find out more about the originals of the images at the easy on the eye site

[The black outline is the edge of the print]