Dungeness - A Photographic Story

Updated: Aug 26

Dungeness is like no other place I have visited here in the UK. It is in part a community, the location of two nuclear power stations, an important ecological site, and also the UK's only designated desert. It aslo exudes atmosphere and mood, making it the perfect location for a day's photography.

dungeness photography by mark cornick LRPS

The dwellings all have their own character and intrigue - who would choose to live in this barrern land, set against debris, shingle and the ominous "Orwellian" power pylons that dominate the background.

dungeness photography by mark cornick LRPS

The beach and surrounding shingle are littered with the remains of fishing huts, shipping containers and other ramshackle structures, left open to the elements, giving the entire area an apocalyptic, lifeless feeling. With the nuclear power plants also in your eyeline, it feels like you could be walking into the aftermath of a cold war nuclear aftermath.