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Photo Essay

End of the Line

Nick Pumphrey

Photographer Nick Pumphrey on living in a town where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Cornish coast; swelling with people in summer, contracting in winter. Tourists and artists. The final stop of the bay line. Nick describes how these ‘natural rhythms’ affect his creative output.

THE END OF THE LINE IS ALSO THE END OF THE LAND, THE END OF ALL THE CHATTER AND NOISE, IT IS A PLACE WHERE THE SEA AND HER COASTLINES ARE THE ‘ENTERTAINMENT’ THE ‘BRIGHT LIGHTS’, DISTRACTIONS THAT SHAPE PERCEPTIONS AND REALITIES. THE TIDES, THE MOTION OF THE OCEAN, THE LIGHT, THESE NATURAL RHYTHMS SHAPE MY IDEAS AND THOUGHT PATTERNS, THEY HAVE BECOME INTRINSIC OVER TIME, THEY CALMLY FORCE ME INTO THE HAPPIEST OF MOMENTS, TO BE PRESENT WHEN IT ALL COMES TOGETHER, AN ONGOING PROCESS TO OBSERVE AND CAPTURE THE BEAUTY THROUGH MY EYES AND MY CAMERA.

Nick Pumphrey is a photographer from St Ives, where he still live and works. Find him on Instagram @nickpumphreyphoto and online.

End of the Line

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