'The West Pier, Brighton'

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Signed and numbered - Edition of: 50
Medium - Limited Editions: Digital on paper - Limited Edition
Medium - Photography : Digital on paper
Width (cm): 76.2
Height (cm): 50.8
Depth (cm): 0.1
Frame options: Not framed
Size: Medium
Shape: Landscape
Colours:
Black
Yellow
Subject:
Architecture & Buildings
Landscapes, Sea & Sky
People, Portraits & Figurative

The West Pier is in Brighton, England. The pier opened in 1866 and closed in 1975. The pier has fallen into almost total disrepair and collapse since then not helped by storm damage and two fires, the most recent in 2003. The pier skeleton has become an iconic landmark of the area and Brighton itself. This image was made at sunset in late spring. I was expecting the light and colour to be spectacular as the weather had been settled in the prior two days. I visited the site the evening before but was not happy with the resulting images. This evening though, was just perfect for the kind of image I wanted to make, and the silhouettes of the people at the waters edge were the 'icing on the cake' in terms of composition. The pier is probably one of the most photographed locations in the whole of the Brighton area. I hope there is room for one more!

NB. The room setting pictures are not to scale and are just intended to give some idea of what the picture looks like (could be framed or unframed) on a wall.

Peter Bolton
Peter Bolton

ABOUT ME

I was born in Manchester, England, but my home is in Essex where I have lived for many years on the River Thames Estuary. I have been taking photographs on and off for over thirty years. At the beginning I took photographs purely as references for paintings or for use in graphic design projects when I couldn't find what I wanted anywhere else. Over time photography became my passion and later, my job. Even though I was a moderately successful painter with my work finding it's way to clients around the world I gave up painting some years ago. I could never seem to find the time to do both as well as I wanted. In those years, I also dabbled with music and played guitar in an extremely average 'covers band' called 'Flashback'. I came to realise that I could be just as creative with a camera, painting with light on film or, more recently since the advent of digital photography, painting with pixels, as I could with paint on a brush. I began to show my work in exhibitions, galleries, print fairs, restaurants, cafés and anywhere that would have me! Now, years later, my work is pretty much worldwide either in photo libraries, in print or as artworks on the walls of my many clients. Today, I cover many facets of photography, in fact I'll tackle almost anything - I love the challenge that photography offers. Getting the image right is important to me so I tend to have a plan worked out before a shoot, but as with most things in life, things don't always go to plan and being prepared to adapt to changing conditions is a necessary prerequisite for a photographer as I have discovered many times during my career. I hope you enjoy some of my work.

I was enrolled as a Licentiate of The Royal Photographic Society in 2010.

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EVENTS

POPPIES - WAVE - Nationwide tour.

By Paul Cummins, Artist and Tom Piper, Designer.

12 April - 25 June 2017

The breathtaking sculpture Wave, a sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads suspended on towering stalks, was originally seen at the Tower of London as part of the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red.

At the Barge Pier, The Garrison, Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea.

Appointed as 'Official Photographer' for this event. My coverage takes in the build, to the official launch and then throughout the display period.

SILK RIVER PROJECT 2017

I am really pleased to announce my involvement in the exciting Silk River 2017 Project as a documentary photographer.

This ambitious project explores the unique relationship between London and Kolkata through a year’s artistic exchange between communities along the Thames Estuary and Hooghly River. Artistic director Ali Pretty – working in collaboration with associate artistic director Ruchira Das and an international team of contemporary and traditional artists, writers and photographers will capture and interpret the experience of journeying along these mighty rivers.

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