These images, taken along the course of the River Thames, offer a small glimpse of how the river is inextricably linked to the communities who inhabit the surrounding area. Physically, emotionally and spiritually the river weaves its way through the southern heart of England carrying with it the collective history of a nation. Rich in culture and heritage the river has been the scene of many a spectacle from Royal traditions to industrial innovations. Yet it remains a wholly communal river, an inspiration to artists and musicians, a river of leisure, of sport and a place people call home. These images are a meditation on a collective connection to the Thames and they reflect the diversity of community and tradition found along the route of the river.
Surfing Viking Bay
Whilst cycling along the costal path between Margate and Ramsgate on a cold, wet and windy Saturday, the last thing I thought I would encounter as I rounded the headland was a surfer, but there he was, a small black dot amongst a seething brown and white swell.
With less than 100 days until the General Election my exploration of the Isle of Thanet and UKIPs frontline continues…