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EXHIBITION

23rd November 2019 to the 12th January 2020 

I have an exhibition over the Christmas period at the Collection in Lincoln. Please pop in and have a look.

Buy the book/s at the gallery or online here – great Christmas presents (hint hint!).


This ‘social landscape’ photography project covers the seaside resorts of Lincolnshire. It is a spin off project from my larger photography odyssey Jerusalem which is shown projected as there are too many images to display on the walls.

Some of my most vivid childhood memories are from visits to Lincolnshire’s seaside towns. The concrete utilitarian architecture contrarily dedicated to ‘fun’ and designed to mug the innocent; the garish colours, paraphernalia, saucy humour, tawdriness and smells of seaside holidays; the sun, sand and perishing coldness of the North Sea, which was oddly brown.

55 Year Old Selfie - Mablethorpe

It’s been a while but I’m pretty sure this is the exact spot in Mablethorpe where my father took the original. The elephant was bright pink and it was sunny, wasn’t it always!

The fortunes of British seaside resorts have waxed and waned over the years, particularly in Lincolnshire. In a new twist, it doesn’t stretch the post-brexit imagination too far to speculate that fantasy island may be welcoming a larger number of staycationers in the near future…

Contact me at: chris@chrisgoddard.co.uk

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