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Storm Eunice

Storm Eunice

 It was a day we will never forget, spectacular ferocious sea's pounding the promenade, winds that almost blew us off our feet. It was amazing, exciting and alarming in equal measures. These are just a few of many pictures I took on my phone before it died, we had no power, internet or phone connections, so all we could do was embrace storm Eunice in all her glory and magnificence.  The fastest winds every recorded in the UK 18th February 2022

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Our Lockdown

Our Lockdown

We started to developing oldtownhaus prior to lockdown but progress came to an abrupt halt due to COVID-19. Thankfully we have resumed work but there is a very long way to go and we are under no illusions that it will be easy to make this into a viable sustainable business, but with creativity and adaptability on our side, we will find our path. We have also experienced a personal tragedy in the last few months but despite all this Andreas has produced an incredible portrait series of people he encountered in our local area. The project is ongoing. @bleckmann_andreasbleckmann ...

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Hastings Fishing Harbour

Hastings Fishing Harbour

Its a significant day, a full moon, eclipse and a new decade. Time to put old obstacles to one side, start new projects and explore new pastures. These pictures were taken during a rare moment of winter sunlight and although definitely stepping into the realms of over-sentimentality, I hope I can be forgiven as it was a special moment. Nicky x      

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Hastings Old Town and Us

Hastings Old Town and Us

Hastings Old Town and Us We are, designer Nicola Helgesen and German-born Photographer Andreas Bleckmann, we joined forces romantically and professionally in 2002 and over the years we have worked together on a wide range of creative projects.  It’s hard to define exactly what attracted us to Hastings Old Town, but the place has an anarchic energy, hotch-potch buildings, unruly fishing harbour, loads of great pubs, gorgeous unique stores and a fiercely independent community with a strong cultural heritage. Tightly packed and woven together by a network of smugglers twittens, the town is surrounded by an expansive, undulating area of outstanding natural beauty,...

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