by Mark Voce
About the Book
A collection of 35 dramatic black and white photographs taken along the coastlines of the UK, Guernsey, France, Iceland and Japan.
I feel drawn to the waters edge and the relationship between the soft ephemeral elements and the contrasting cold hard man made lines and structures. Along much of the coastline man has left its mark, whether trying to defend against the awesome power of the sea or to use it to our advantage for pleasure and commerce.
Working at the extremes of the day and using long exposure techniques allows me to create an dream like version of the truth, not always visible to the human eye. Each photograph is a passage of time, recorded as a single two dimensional image, a document, a moment in space and time.
I’m a fine art photographer based in West Yorkshire in the North of England. I focus on landscape, architecture and night photography, primarily shooting in the black & white medium and printing using historic non-silver processes. I have had work published in various magazines both in the UK and across Europe; I have sold prints across the world and have won accolades in international competitions. I also lecture on landscape and night photography to photographic societies and camera clubs here in the north of England.