Usually associated with leisure what is largely forgotten about the coastline is industry, which is also a significant factor in its economy. This industrial aspect of coastal areas includes the docks, industrial plants and power stations which mark the landscape and damage wildlife . All represent the dichotomy between economic need and the inevitable environmental decay that accompanies it.
Like a timeline of industry the landscape stands as a visual testimony to the history of the coastal economy.
The reference shots I have chosen are of Newhaven East Sussex and of Dungeness in Kent. The machinery stands bleakly under a leaden sky isolated areas of activity appear from a distance to be self-sufficient moving, producing without the aid of human intervention. Like self-perpetuating machines industry becomes a living part of the landscape yet taking what it seems to give.