Justine Devenney

Life on the Coast

When I first started making photographs, I was obsessed with the shadow in all its forms; my own shadow, the fleeting beauty of botanical shadows and the unexpected, poetic shadows cast by domestic objects. I never tire of how the shadow can represent motion whilst revealing something secret.  

Since moving to Hastings two years ago, and post pandemic, I have become interested in capturing subtle societal changes. The state of economic, social, and climatic flux are now constant themes. 

I am drawn to surreal or humorous moments and take photos every day. The beauty of the Sussex landscape and coastline continually inspire me. Increasingly landscape photography and capturing playful moments serve as antidotes, even nullifiers, to the often-grim reality of street photography in these challenging times.

Life Observed