Alex Cashin
BA (Hons) Photography

What a Difference

This recent work explores the iconic British seaside town; from Brighton to Blackpool, Margate to Morecambe, the project focuses mainly on the South East and North West coast. What were once affluent tourist towns, drawing Brits seeking respite from their landlocked cities, have been left neglected in the wake of package holidays overseas, due to the rise of foreign travel. This decline in the seasonal tourist numbers left these areas somewhat stuck in time. Yet whilst some towns have suffered over the last three decades, others have seen growth- with the profound effects on their economies being inversed.

This led to the primary substance, research and title of the project. The imagery aims to seek beauty in the mundane.