Ocean Dancing

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‘Ocean Dancing’ came about in 2018 after my dad passed away on the longest day of the year. When I felt sad I would drive down to my local beach North Sands and make rather sombre images that reflected my mood. I kept going time and time again. On one visit as I watched the tide roll I got in the sea with my wellies on. I would observe the coming and going of the waves and eventually get into the water’s rhythm; snapping away at the water around my body, twisting and flicking the camera mid-exposure, or moving with or against the tide. Puzzled dog walkers would watch this camera wielding nutter from the safety of the top of the beach banks. It was exhilarating; like a dance with the sea and the invisible force of the moon’s gravitational pull. I always came home happy.