Dawn Chapman and I first met in March 2015 when I’d moved to Auckland, New Zealand and was looking to befriend some fellow photographers. We quickly became friends and spent many days with our film cameras exploring parks in the rain, experimenting in the studio, and, thanks to Dawn’s strong desire for adventure & hiking, we spent three days trekking around Mt Taranaki, raced down giant sand dunes swam in wild seas, dived into natural pools at the top of waterfalls… the list goes on.
So, you can imagine how excited I was to hear that Dawn was moving to London this year. With the weather starting to improve, it was clearly time I showed Dawn a corner of my country, and she came to stay with me in Brighton where we took a trip out to the majestic Seven Sisters cliffs on the south coast of England.
We walked from Seaford Head, where some quaint coastguard cottages sit on the cliff edge overlooking the bay, to Beachy Head with it’s postcard picture lighthouse, ending with a confusing amble though some sheep fields to get the bus back to Brighton. I can’t wait for more adventures with this one!
All photos shot with a Yashica T4 on Agfa Vista 400.