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Eras of Style

Last week I visited Eras of Style Antiques in Bexhill to take some photographs of their fabulous interior space. The shop was previously an old train station, which is commemorated with a special ‘ Waiting Room’ vintaged themed coffee lounge, serving teas, coffee and yummy homemade cakes. There is a ‘platform’ food hall, that sells locally sourced fine foods, I spotted some amazing looking cheesecakes! The rest of the old station is a labyrinth of walkways filled with quirky finds, connecting to more rooms filled with unusual antiques.

Each room has a different feel to it, from 1950’s american memorabilia to victorian oddities.

The only problem with this place is that you end up walking in and spending ages here because there is so much to look at !

IMG_Food Hall1 IMG_Fantastic Mr Fox with a texture Fantastic Mr Fox ! IMG_Cook 3 The ‘ Cook’ store which was busy when I was there with people buying their curries, cheesecakes and cheeses.  IMG_8250 IMG_Main HallIMG_Jars and vases1 IMG_Room 1 IMG_Hair pin jar final My favourite pieces were two bell jars filled with collectable hair pins, which made striking one-off pieces of art.

IMG_139 Vintage maps can be found here. These would look great displayed in a box frames.

If you like the look of this place, you can visit @

The Old Station Stores, Bexhill West Station, Terminus Road, Bexhill, East Sussex, TN39 3LR

http://www.erasofstyle.com

 

 

 

Somme

These images are part of my latest collection of work depicting landscapes effected by war. I have created maybe 30 images of this one particular river that divided the German, French and British trenches during WW1. img_River filter dark img_River filter blue ps

Somme

I have not been blogging for a while, meanly because I have been extremely busy working on my new photography piece that is intended for exhibiting in May. Recently I have become interested in capturing the landscapes of countries impacted by war. Inspired by artists such as Simon Norfolk and Sophie Ristelhueber, I wanted to create my own subjective perspective of the land in the aftermath of war, no matter how long ago the war finished I believe there is still something left behind. I have spent the last year visiting various areas of France, searching for areas that have a special glimpse of the past. A recent trip to the Somme area of France taught me a lot about the tragic history of the Great War – World War 1.

Battle field green