The Black &White Picture Place presents...
Anthony Gormley's installation on Crosby beach, a few miles north of Liverpool
Photographed in July 2005, January 2007, March and May 2010 by Steve Howe
The photographer's family getting familiar with one of the figures.
"Another Place consists of 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along three kilometers of the foreshore, stretching almost one kilometre out to sea. Contractors have spent three weeks lifting the figures into place and driving them into the beach on the-metre-high foundation piles.
(However, thanks to a spirited campaign by local people, Another Place has become a permanent feature on Crosby beach!)
The photographer writes, "I grew up in Crosby and this beach was one of my favourite playgrounds. Back then, very much more shipping passed close by en route for the docks of Liverpool and the beach was littered with their flotsam and jetsam, not to mention a generous coating of filthy oil- we kids were constantly in trouble for coming home covered in the stuff. The beach also extended much further north in my childhood- construction of the modern extension to the docks known as the Seaforth Container Terminal- visible in the background of a couple of these pictures- was commenced when I was a pupil at Waterloo Grammar School, just down the road. Prior to that, that part was a great area of rolling sand dunes littered with pyramid-shaped 'tank traps' (seen in this lovely old photograph) and pill boxes - leftovers from the war- and a great playground for us!
Another Place: July 2005...
Another Place: Filthy Weather, January 21st 2007...
Another Place: March 12th 2010...
We're very proud that one of our photographs was chosen by Illuminations Media for the cover of their DVD, The Art of Anthony Gormley
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