Caught by the Tide Photo Zine Released » Richard Flint Photography

Photo Zine Released I’m pleased to announce that the photo zine ‘Caught by the Tide’ has been released and can now be purchased from Blurb for £5.29 + P&P. This is the first book released since Sea, Sky, Sand and Street in 2011. Purchase ‘Caught by the Tide’ Click here to go to the Blurb purchase page Zine Details The twenty-four-page magazine has a total of nineteen images taken in Norfolk in 2016. The photographs were taken during a final family holiday with my mother that year. The images conclude a trilogy of mobile-based photography shot in the English county over a number of years starting in 2009. The Zine Website Page The web page giving some background details about the photography plus links to purchase the zine can be found HERE. Related

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Norfolk 2009

A few images from ten years ago connected to my post about Norfolk 2009 located HERE and also discussed in my June 2019 podcast HERE.

Boat undergoing renovation – Morston Quay, Norfolk 2009
Fakenham flea market, Norfolk 2009
Blakeney, Norfolk 2009
Sea fret at Cromer, Norfolk 2009

The Pillbox

The same pillbox photographed in 2009 and 2016. The first shot looks west towards East Runton and the second image looks east towards Cromer, the distinctive Victorian pier being visible on the horizon.

Originally constructed on the clifftop, the pillbox ended up down on the beach due to coastal erosion. An intricate series of coastal defences were constructed in key locations along the Norfolk coast, many of which can still be seen.

At the start of World War 2, Norfolk was seen as the most logical location for a potential German invasion of England due to its geographical location (closest part of Britain to Germany) and beaches with deep water access that would enable ships to get close into the coast and put troops ashore.

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Albatros, Mum’s best photo

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Albatros : Wells Next the Sea, Norfolk – 2007  | Photo by Enid M Flint

Well the blog has been quiet for the last few months due to my Mum’s death in December after a five month battle with cancer.  She was 69 years old.

To be honest i think i’m still processing the events of last year. The whole horrid situation in 2016, from Mum’s cancer diagnosis to the day of her funeral, seemed surreal at times and moved with a speed that was hard to keep pace with. Then it’s over and you have to pick up the pieces, and get on with life again. Not exactly easy.

Fortunately Spring is nearly here and I’m starting to turn my thoughts again to  photography. It’s a sort of therapy if truth be told. To start with I’ve been going through my archive and I came across some of my Mum’s photographs saved alongside mine.  Ten years ago  she got a small Pentax Optio S7 digital compact after the photo bug bit. Over the next decade she enjoyed taking photographs here and there, but one image always did stand out from the rest. Her best shot.

The photograph above is what i always referred to as her ‘best photo’.  The one she had to beat. It was taken just as the Albatros ( a sailing ketch with a fascinating history) was being tied up in the harbour after a trip out. My Mum was always fascinated by the people in the image. Were the two figures on the right hand side of the photo related – mother and son perhaps? She always thought so. Was that the father leaning forward? Only the crewman with the mooring rope is obviously identifiable.

It has the look and feel of a painting. The way the figures stand on the deck, the light, the framing of the photo and even the subject matter all lend themselves to canvas. Sadly my Mum never had the opportunity to surpass this photograph, though it has to be said that it would be a tough image to equal, let alone surpass.

Bedside Portrait

The bedroom i had during my Norfolk trip ( I visited at the end of last month) featured a rather large  bedside table that was soon covered with this little lot.

I realised that it’s a pretty good appraisal of me and my interests. A portrait even. Not much is missing from the picture.

It also reminds me of a photo i took in Callander, Scotland a couple of years ago that was along a similar theme.