On the south part of Romney Marsh in Kent lies Dungeness; a stark headland that carries a unique and otherwordly beauty. Dungeness allegedly has the largest shingle beach in Europe, and it’s also home to the smallest railway in the world. It’s also the most biodiverse site in the country, being home to a wide variety of insect species, not to mention a large number of rare bee species.
There is a somewhat post apocalyptic feel to this landscape. The large shingle beach dominated by two nuclear power stations, one of which is decomissioned. The beach is littered with weathered wood cabins and abandoned fishing boats, making it an artist’s dream.
I’ve wanted to visit Dungenss for sometime. My initial expectations were that it was going to be like a combination of Shingle Street, Sizewell and Orford Ness, but on a much bigger scale. It definitely carried elements of all three of those spots and it didn’t disappoint. It was easy to see why this landscape inspires so many creatives.
The wind and rain was fierce on arrival. We didn’t see a single car heading in or leaving on this particular occasion. Despite the weather, I figured that I needed to get out and have a quick explore before heading to our AirBNB. With places like this, they often come alive in such bleak conditions.
All images shot with a Fujifilm X-T3 & Fujinon XF 33mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens.