Caught by the River

Brian David Stevens: Beachy Head

Brian David Stevens | 15th May 2017


School party, Beachy Head 2017

Brian David Stevens introduces shots from a series of photographs he took, over a period of 12 months, at Beachy Head:

The headland is often foggy in the early parts of the year. It’s wise to take the more inland path from the Birling Gap as the edge can sometimes sneak up on you. The fog dampens the senses, reducing everything to a minimum; it delays the appearance of the lighthouse until the very last moment. It feels like you’re lost in static. Dislocated, you walk on.

Suddenly there’s noise, and the fence posts start to move. You realise they are figures, a school trip enjoying the experience as much as you are. You take four pictures and then they are gone, taken by the fog.


The whole Beachy Head series can be seen here. A Beachy Head book will be published later in the year by Another Place Press.

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