Whilst visiting Gorleston beach I came across a guy who was metal detecting with a scanner and spade. I told him that any pound coins he might find were mine. He laughed and said he had only found a couple of bottle tops. I took a few photos of him. Three weeks later, walking along Lowestoft Marine Parade, I was attracted by the curves of the handrail, of a promontory seating area, so I photographed a few angles without any thought of what I would do with them. Wondering how I could utilise the metal detectorist, I hit upon the idea converting his image into a silhouette. I experimented with a few situations to put him in, and finally as you can see, selected the beach front scene with the shadows. I have adjusted the opacity to make him look more like a shadow. Unfortunately that doesn’t seem apparent in the picture on this website.
Medium: Reworked digital photograph
Size: See Contact page for details of size.