About the Book
Covering more than 85 miles and over 16 coastal towns the photos explore the relationships between the commercial and industrial and the day to day activities that form the unique heritage of England’s North East coast.
Along his journey Ian discovered steadfast seafaring traditions that intertwine with the modern ways residents and visitors harness the North Sea for profit, for their livelihoods and for recreation.
Combining his trademark documentary style with a light hearted humour that characterises the north east, this book illustrates that the coast and its heritage are a spectacular asset that must be protected for years to come.
Ian Forsyth is a freelance news and documentary photographer based in Saltburn-by-the-Sea on the north east coast of England.
A passionate photographer for nearly twenty years Ian has worked as a professional photographer for the last ten as he continues to pursue his passion for documenting people, places and events.
Whether on the world stage or in his own town he creates a photographic record, documenting moments in our collective histories and ensuring they are recorded with honesty, compassion and integrity for future generations.
Features & Details
- Primary Category Arts & Photography Books
Small Square, 7×7 in, 18×18 cm
- Publish Date Oct 20, 2015
- Language English
- Keywords Photography, North east, Coast People, Ian Forsyth, North Sea, East coast, Heritage, History, South Gare, Redcar, Saltburn, Skinningrove, Whitby, Staithes, Flamborough Head, Filey, Scarborough.
I am a freelance news and documentary photographer based in Saltburn by the Sea on the northeast coast of England. Over the years I have photographed in many countries as I pursue my passion for documenting people, places and events. Whether on the larger world stage or in my own hometown the creation of a photographic record to document these moments in our collective histories is not only valuable to meet current news interests but it is also the collective responsibility of documentary photographers to ensure these events are recorded with honesty, integrity and compassion for future generations. Below is my self-published book 'Coast People' where I document the people along a stretch of the north east coast between South Gare on Teesside and Flamborough Head in North Yorkshire and my self-published magazine, 'Room 2850' where twice each year I show some of the stories that I've worked on during the previous six months.