Wanderings #34/52a: 350 Miles / Shoreline Edgelands

  • 350 Miles-An Essex Journey-Jason Orton-Ken Worpole-A Year In The Country-1
    File under: Trails and Influences / Year 3 Wanderings

    350 miles – An Essex Journey…

    Now this was something of a find…

    It is a text and photographic exploration of the Essex shoreline by Jason Orton and Ken Worpole…

    350 Miles-An Essex Journey-Jason Orton-Ken Worpole-A Year In The Country-2

    The photographs seem to be an almost unintended capturing or exploration of some semi-hidden other side of the land, of the forgotten or overlooked history, lives and tales of coastline edgelands.

    350 Miles-An Essex Journey-Jason Orton-Ken Worpole-A Year In The Country-4

    There is a quiet grace and beauty to them, a gentle melancholia that I can’t quite always put my finger on…

    “The authors have uncovered in words and images a haunted littoral of piers and power plants, mudflats and louring skies… Essex has never looked so mystical.” (Found here).

    350 Miles-An Essex Journey-Jason Orton-Ken Worpole-A Year In The Country-3

    Lovely stuff.

     

    Intertwined wanderings around these parts:
    Day #160/365: Edgelands Report Documents; Cases #1a (return), #2a-5a.

    Elsewhere in the ether:
    Peruse the book here and at Ken Worpole’s home in the ether here.

     

Leave a Reply!

What do you think?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *