Our project “Out of Season” took us to Walton-on-the-Naze, a small seaside town in Essex, to document the area just weeks before the British summer was officially due to kick in. We were drawn to explore this coastline when it wasn’t filled with families lining the beach with deck chairs, rows of nurtured sandcastles and people eating double scoop ice creams from a cone.
Walton has so much charm and nostalgia, but for some, it has a deep sense of belonging and history too. Along with our documentary photography, which has been published on Creative Boom Magazine, we also produced a short docu-film. We spoke to Stephen, a resident beach hut owner in Walton-on-the-Naze, about his personal connection to the area.
Read more about our British seaside documentary project “Out of Season” over on our Journal.