In this body of work I wanted to peel back the veneer of the ‘seaside retreat’ in my home town, Mandurah, Western Australia. I am intrigued by the unusual dynamic within the city. Historically a seaside holiday location, in recent years there has been a significant increase in urban development. Alongside the proliferation of the affordable family ‘dream’ homes, there has been a considerable increase in ‘million dollar’ waterfront and seaside ‘luxury’ holiday houses and apartments. However this ‘Aquatic playground’ and transformed ‘holiday resort’ is reported as having one of the highest rates of crime and social security dependant communities in WA.
Photographic images, 2014 - Monograph and limited edition prints.