Ghosts of the Restless Shore


One of the things that has helped me during my period of depression was having to do some work on a project that I was committed to prior to my illness. At times I had absolutely no interest in going out with the camera but forced myself to do some work.


The project grew out of a series of walks along the Sefton Coast, where I grew up and began a lifetime love of birds. Four artists and a very fine natural historian took four walks, open to the public, along a 20 mile stretch of the coast between Liverpool and Southport. It meant I could spend some time back ‘home’ (despite leaving Liverpool nearly 40 years ago It’s always the place you grew up in that feels like home) staying with mum whilst continuing to work towards an exhibition that we had committed to at The Atkinson Gallery in Southport. The walks are chronicled in four articles that I posted last year under the title of ‘Walking Through the Sands of Time.’



We have called the forthcoming exhibition ‘Ghosts of the Restless Shore’ for reasons I hope will become clear in both the exhibition and the publication that will accompany it.

For now I’m going to show a series of images from the project over a number of posts which I hope will give a flavour of the type of work I’ve been involved with, both working on my own and collaboratively. I’ve been working closely with my brother Mike on ‘Ghosts of the Restless Shore’ and some of the pieces in the show are collaborations between us, both having a shared history of the coast here in this part of the world.




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  1. Great to see that you are back on line. Enjoyed our chats at St David’s.
    ” Ghosts” images are very atmospheric, we are looking forward to seeing some more.
    Dartmoor awaits should you venture down this way.
    Best wishes to Gwenda and for your continued recovery

  2. Lovely to hear from you both, I’ll send a few images of Whitethroats and Sedges to you, love to catch up again soon, likewise enjoyed our chats too. Take care both.

  3. The light on the sand dunes is simply stunning, a very atmospheric series of images.

  4. Thanks Geraint. It’s one of the richest lights I’ve been fortunate to see, you could see it coming as the sun dipped under a dark sky at the end of the day for no more than five minutes. You see it at times but are never in the place you want to be, here it all came right together.

  5. Hi Tim,
    It’s great to see your fantastic work again! Even though your memorable lectures are over a year in the past, I still keep learning from your work. Your understanding of different qualities of light and intricate compositions as well as great technical ability is constantly inspiring! Keep up the great work and I hope your love of capturing the natural world is helping your road to recovery :)
    All the best to you and your brother and the rest of the team in what will be a stunning exhibition.
    Hope to catch up soon!

  6. Thanks Tom really appreciate your kind words. We will definitely meet up soon, perhaps Slimbridge in the autumn? I see you are going back to your spiritual home on Skye, maybe there now. Look forward to seeing the work that comes from it. Take care and keep it going!

  7. Slimbridge sounds great! I will give you an email when I’m back and find a day. I believe the first crane chick in 400 years has recently fledged up there! James Lees has already got some cracking shots of course. Look forward to a good catch up soon.
    All the very best!

  8. Off to see the exhibition on Monday 26th and really looking forward to it. Hope you are doing better and that the family are all well. Dropped Mum off at your mum’s the other week and hope that she is doing better with her leg. Best wishes, Mark.

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