Lowestoft 2012

Olympus OM4Ti 35mm f2, Kentmere 400 developed in Rodinal. I scanned a print I made in the darkroom on Ilford MGFB Classic.

I find it hard to believe that I made this image nearly seven years ago.

I was spending a lot of time in Lowestoft, the town where I was born and lived for most of the first 30 years of my life. My father had just died and my mum, who suffered from Alzheimers was in care. It was Autumn but the weather felt more like Summer.

I wandered down to the seafront, ordered a coffee and sat at this plastic table. The chairs were tilted against the table so that the seats wouldn’t get wet if it rained, and there was a dark cloud rolling in with the waves.

I was on my own so I only repositioned one of the plastic chairs to sit on. It was early in the morning and the strong, low Sun was still in the East, it cast a deeply defined shadow of the chair back onto the table surface. The white plastic had an almost transparent quality and I thought the shadows and highlights created strong abstract patterns.

I’ve printed this several times and it has always been popular.

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