Faversham – The start of a new project

Oyster bay House Faversham
Oyster Bay House on Faversham Creek. This iconic building was at top of my list to shoot when a high tide coincided with sunrise.

I had my first solo exhibition earlier this year at Garage Coffee Canterbury. The show lasted for about a month and it was a great way to get my work and myself out in the public a bit with the chance it could lead to sales and other opportunities.

Faversham town centre dusk
Middle Row in the town centre. Faversham has lots of these charming streets that look atmospheric at dusk.

And it did. After the exhibition finished I was contacted by the owners of a new venture in Faversham who had some fresh walls for me to fill.

Hollowshore Faversham
Hollowshore boat moorings at sunrise. This is at the junction of the Oare and Faversham Creeks.

In April I moved my Kent Landscapes and Seascapes exhibition over to ‘The Refinery‘ in Faversham’s West Street and since then I have been focussed on producing new local Faversham landscapes to display.

Faversham Creek Kent
Electricity pylons are not usually a subject of mine but I was drawn to the way the boat mast interacted with them.

I had a few good images local to Faversham anyway but I would need to get out exploring again if I were to fulfil my aim of filling the space with purely local shots.

Harty Ferry Swale Faversham
One of the images I had already shot a few years ago at Harty Ferry before the chimney at the Isle of Grain power station was demolished.

Over the next few weeks, I visited previously known and unknown locations looking for photographic potential.

West Street Faversham dusk
West Street in the centre of the town is ideally located for a Summer sunset.

I’ve come to discover that Faversham is blessed with marshes, creeks, historic buildings and charming town streets which offer a lot to the photographer.

Oare Marshes Faversham
Dramatic skies and light at Oare marshes. I’ve shot at this location regularly over the years and I’m hoping for an especially cold Winter to execute some of my plans for here.

There are a few locations that I think will come into their own in Winter but the images on this page give an idea of where I have been focussing my efforts.

rapeseed ospringe church faversham
Spring colour at Ospringe vicarage. This is a good location for shooting the different crops over the seasons.
oare Faversham moorings
A long exposure shot made at Oare moorings just after sunset.
Oyster Bay House Faversham sunrise
Another sunrise trip to Faversham Creek to shoot Oyster Bay House. This view seems to constantly change depending on which boats are in place.
The Sun Inn Faversham West Street
Faversham is probably best known for its Shepherd Neame brewery and there are plenty of historic pubs in the town centre like this one in West Street.

Thanks for reading. Are there any spots you know of that I should check out?

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