“Littoral”, 2019 | Kate Wolstenholme

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Kate is a social documentary photographer based in the UK. Her photography explores people and places, using photography as a way to explore communities and ideas, to teach and inspire about communities which are otherwise not explored.

We spoke to Kate about her latest series of work.

Each individual will experience the sea differently. The sea, with all her great powers, can fill those connected with it with great calm, energy and power. For some it brings a lifeline, and for others, an escapism. However, she can bring great perils with her ever-powerful force, and so for those who live at her mercy, she must therefore be shown tremendous respect.

As an island nation, we are blessed to be close to the sea wherever we may be. Our seas unify us as a planet and together as a nation. The area between the sea and the land is used by many of us for trading and recreation, known to release endorphins to those who experience it.

I have never lived more than a half an hour drive away from the sea, with it being a large part of my growing up and moving away from home. Through this project, I explore our relationship to the sea as an island nation in sections of living, rescue, industry, fishing, open water swimmers and surfers.

To view more of Kate’s work, visit www.katewolstenholme.co.uk

All images and text © Kate Wolstenholme