Worthing was once a thriving tourism resort. Now it is caught in a time of nostalgia and renewal.
As a series the images trace the meteorological conditions of the British coast and as single images they capture the fine textures of leaves, water and sky. With harsh westerly winds some of the palms have not developed equally well.
The sets are a metaphor for time passing and as a collective they question preconceived ideas of beauty and perfection. Furthermore, the images reflect on the democracy of public space, the beach, available to us all - or is it?
The 6 trees on West Parade were shot each month for a year (July 2017 - June 2018). Taking these images was my mediation, my monthly escape. The aim of the project was to create a long term body of work encompassing routine, mindfulness and play.
The month of July 2017 has been invited to “Seaside: Photographed” a group show starting 25 May - 8 Sept. 2019 at Turner Contemporary in Margate curated by Val Williams and Karen Shepherdson. It also features in the book with the same title, published by Thames & Hudson 23rd May 2019.
This series belongs to the overarching concept:” Take Your Time Not Your Life (Nimm Dir Zeit Nicht Das Leben)”. Another strand that has recently developed from this concept is #TimeForSpace also known as “Death by Supernova”.
All images © Julia Horbaschk. Please contact for enquiries.
Worthing Palms June 2018. NE 8. Scattered clouds. 73%, 17°C, feels like 17°C.
Worthing Palms May 2018. No data.
Worthing Palms April 2018. WNW 11. Passing Clouds. 85%. 8° feels like 5°
Worthing Palms March 2018. ESE 2. Good. Chance of rain 14%. 8°
Worthing palms 2018. February. NE 15. Very Good. 49%. 3° feels like -1°
Worthing palms 2018. January. Moderate. W 5. 95%. 7°
Worthing palms 2017. December. Very good. N 5. 84%. 4°
Worthing palms 2017. November. Very good. SSW 7. 62%. 7°
Worthing palms 2017. October. SSE 6. fog. 94%. 12°
Worthing palms 2017. September. SSE 4. Moderate. 79%. 14°
Worthing palms 2017. August. SSW 10. Very Good. 64%. 17°
Worthing palms 2017. July. SSW 8. Good. 72%. 16°