Caught by the River


11th September 2022

Rollercoasting — an exhibition of photographs from Frank Watson’s recent book of the same name — is now open at m2 Gallery, Peckham until 2nd October.

In its book form, Rollercoasting contains 40 colour photographic images and an introductory essay that explores the Kent coast as a frontier between England and Europe.

The coastline fluctuates between the flatlands of Thanet and Dungeness and the undulating chalk hills and cliffs of the North Downs. The photographs allude to the way certain sites are historically respected whilst other places remain quiet and overlooked. The images attempt to portray a coastline that is shaped by both respect and contempt, where the natural and the industrial are often at odds with one another — however the images also emphasise the pleasures of the often unwitting and eccentric quirkiness of human intervention.

You can see more photos from the project here.