A photographer is walking 10,000km around Britain’s coastline in a journey expected to take five years.
Quintin Lake is uploading images to the website of his project, which is called ‘The Perimeter’
Architectural photographer Quintin Lake, who began his journey at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on 17 April, is walking clockwise around Britain’s coast.
‘I’ll be walking two to three months per year and the daily distance will be 20-40km, depending on the going,’ the photographer wrote on the project’s website.
‘I’ll be camping in the wilder parts and staying in guest houses in urban areas.’
He added: ‘I hope to learn more about our mysterious island nation and I can’t think of anywhere else where each footstep leads to such different surprises, beauty and strangeness.’
Speaking to AP, Quintin said he has just reached Rye in East Sussex, having completed south London and Kent.
‘So far I’m taking about 400 frames per day which I’m editing in Lightroom – averaging about eight hours editing per day. Here, I crop to square and make basic tonal adjustments…
‘When I was 20 I walked from Lands End to John O’Groats and in the last few years I started doing photography based walks down the Thames, the Severn and across Wales.
‘These experiences crystallised the idea of walking the coast of Britain as a photo project.’
Quintin is using a Canon EOS 6D, 24-70mm, 70-300mm and 17mm lenses, plus a Gitzo table-top tripod – all carried in a MindShift backpack.
‘I also use a Peak Design Capture Camera Clip as I like the camera to hand at all times,’ he said.
Quintin said he hopes to upgrade to a Canon EOS 5DS – if he manages to sell enough prints to buy one.
‘In terms of output, I make limited-edition prints at 40x40cm and 1x1m, and I’m thinking of selling box sets of smaller size prints for each county.
‘I’d love to do a book and exhibition at the end but I want to get more material under my belt and see if people are interested in the project before searching that out.’
Quintin is uploading photos from his project to theperimeter.uk.
To track Quintin’s progress and view his images, visit http://theperimeter.uk.
You can also follow him on Twitter at @quintinlake
[Photo credit: Quintin Lake]