Dunes Landscapes Southport

Less is More

Less in More


Very often less is definitely more! When attempting to capture the essence of the Sefton coast I’ve tried to reduce the elements in the image to those most evocative of the scene. For me it is the marram grass edging the beach, with the sea and sky as a backdrop that is most distinctly our coast. In looking for the kind of image that I could hang on my wall I think that detail distracts, busyness makes for a restless image. In this case a simple image is more restful on the eye, and, I think, something that will endure as a pleasing image much longer than a typical beach scene full of activity and detail.

By Dune Prints

Vast swathes of marram grass, miles and miles of sand and an uninterrupted shoreline mark out the Southport coast. Peter Holloway has been photographing the Sefton coast from Southport in the north, to Formby in the south for many years.

Peter Holloway is an information technologist and photographer working in the North West of England.