Dabbler Showcase is a new feature aiming to promote contemporary visual art. Our first featured artist is the Liverpool-based photographer Andrew G Fisher…

Bleak, ghostly British seaside resorts feature fairly regularly on The Dabbler, they’re our sort of places. Canadian commenter extraordinaire Peter Burnet once remarked:

Over here, we love beaches, but we know what they are for–getting fried, parties, playing with children, hitting on babes, etc. Our dissenters may look wistful, but they are very functional too–they like to look for whales while contemplating how America is destroying the planet. But it is never clear to me why you go to them or what you get out of them. You seem addicted to extra sweaters, turbulent skies, cold seaspray and prepared sandwiches.

Well, perhaps this project entitled Beside the Seaside – featuring images from South Shields, Llandudno, Redcar, Rhyl and Morecombe – helps to answer Peter’s question.

Andrew says of his art: “Photographs freeze moments in time…In capturing these moments, the concept of how time moves and changes people and places can be recognised and explored. Each of my projects seeks to identify the relationship between time, place and people.”

You can view the rest of photographs in Andrew G Fisher’s Beside the Seaside collection, as well as other excellent works and more information about the artist at www.andrewgfisher.com.

If you would like to suggest an artist, perhaps even yourself, for the Dabbler Showcase feature, email appropriate links and info to editorial@thedabbler.co.uk

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  1. Peter on Wednesday 20, 2013

    You Dabblers sure can intimidate a poor colonial country boy trying to get his head around these old country cultural depths and subtleties. OK, I guess I get the beaches now–sort of. But do I have to waste a day trying to figure out how a photographer can describe his snaps as “seeking to identify the relationship between time, place and people” when there are no people in them?