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These photographs are part of an ongoing series in which I explore the after life of organic objects found at the tideline. These objects are inanimate but once had a life: shells once housed molluscs, fragments of chalk were made from tiny marine creatures and the calcareous remains of algae, and fronds of seaweed have broken off from underwater forests that teem with life. Using slow shutter speeds, I contrasted the stillness of the objects with the movement of sea water as a ghostly echo of the life these objects once had.

Mussel in Blue

Mussel in Blue

Ghost in the Shell II

Ghost in the Shell II

Chalk X

Chalk X

Chalk XII

Chalk XII

Spill

Spill

Claret

Claret

Tresses I

Tresses I

Weed

Weed

Touch

Touch

Parabola

Parabola

Moon shell

Moon shell

Chalk XI

Chalk XI

Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell

Tellin I

Tellin I

Slipper

Slipper

Enigma

Enigma

Auger

Auger

Rocket

Rocket

Dark shell

Dark shell

Orange

Orange

Mussel in Blue Ghost in the Shell II Chalk X Chalk XII Spill Claret Tresses I Weed Touch Parabola Moon shell Chalk XI Ghost in the Shell Tellin I Slipper Enigma Auger Rocket Dark shell Orange