At first glance, Nanshan is kind of like a buddhist theme park, and I must admit, it felt a little tacky. The further we went into the park though, the less tacky it felt. Watching people pray and burn incense at the many altars in the park, was a very strange, but moving experience. The incense is free, so it costs nothing to join in and be a part of the experience. During the ten days I spent at Sanya, Nanshan was by far the most memorable, and my favourite experience of the visit.
So late in 2016 I decided to start a project photographing the Yorkshire coast. I spent much of my youth at places like Scarborough, Bridlington, Hornsea, Barmston and Fraisthorpe and re-visiting this coastline has been a healing journey. I’ve fallen in love with these beaches again. I don’t know what it is about the seashore, but every time I visit I come away refreshed and renewed.
Leeds based Loux are one of those surprises you find at a concert. The first time I saw them I wasn’t expecting much, but they soon proved me wrong.
I was able to catch them again this week and they didn’t dissapoint.
The images are taken from two gigs. One back in July and the other from this week.