Opening at the West Pier Centre in September is a new solo exhibition by photographer, John Brockliss. Featuring over 30 original colour and monochrome marine landscape photographs, the exhibition will run until January 2021 with prints available to buy.
Using class Leica 35mm rangefinder cameras and lenses, John images are printed and presented uncropped, just as they were composed in-camera. He chooses to work only with available, ambient light and without the use of complex filters or a tripod. Each image is personally processed and printed on archival quality, 100% cotton rag paper using light fast, non-fade inks.
For years, John has answered the ocean’s siren call, walking our headlands, sailing our island archipelagos, exploring tidal estuaries and wind-blown strands in fair weather and foul, in search of inspiration, documenting on camera the timeless forces of nature at play on our shoreline. Summers see him far offshore, photographing the wild Scottish Atlantic coast. Winters find him working on now uncrowded Sussex shores, braving seasonal storms or capturing the magical light of a winter dusk and dawn.
As an island nation with an unrivalled seafaring heritage we share a deep and enduring love of the sea. We are forever drawn to the wild elemental shores of remote locations and the bustling summer beaches of our seaside towns. John uses his cameras to capture those rare moments when the competing natural elements combine for a transitory few seconds and transform the normal into the unforgettable: light, tide, wind and sea in constant flux.
John Brockliss ‘Shoreline’ Exhibition: 5th September – 17th January 2021: Saturdays & Sundays, 11am-4.30pm West Pier Centre, 103-105 King’s Road Arches, BN1 2FN
Free Admission – John Brockliss prints and published books for sale to the general public.
For more on John Brockliss and his work www.johnbrockliss.com