Land — Sea

New Work by UK Photographer Andrew Mellor

Artist Statement — Land-Sea

For centuries Blackpool was just a hamlet by the sea. But by the middle of the 18th century, the practice of sea bathing to cure disease became very fashionable amongst the wealthier classes and people were making the journey to Blackpool solely for that purpose. Our current perceptions of the British seaside were formed during this Victorian period — childish innocence, the fun of the fair and the tranquillity of the sea itself; simple ‘old-fashioned’ fun — are all the stronger for having these Victorian roots.
Between the years 1856 and 1870, a Promenade was built along the sea front to prevent continual erosion and potential flooding and over many years the coastline witnessed significant geological and geographical changes.

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Cary Benbow

Photographer, Writer :: staff writer for F-Stop Magazine, Publisher of Wobneb Magazine. (He/him) www.carybenbow.com