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.
Maragte’s heady days as a premier UK holiday destination may be well and truly over but a period of regeneration is in full swing with artists and entrepreneurs reinvigorating the town centre.
As a prominent UKIP target this mix of regeneration and fear mongering creates an interesting back drop to the upcoming general election. Here are some more pictures from my recent explorations of the Kent Coast.