Fern / by Alexander Ward

The back of the winter was finally beginning to break and the long dark nights were starting to ease up, paving way for spring light which drew me to shoot a summer vibe set. Fern and I had been wanting to work together a little while so we came together to create a warm, relaxed seaside shoot.

Welcome to Southport

Having come from Essex originally, I find seasides in the North a really different affair. The beaches always feel so different, their charm from hardened treelines and grand structures built around the best spots - Southport and Blackpool being two of them.

Southport was the perfect choice, giving us a whole playground of places to shoot to get those different vibes and despite the biting temperatures, we explored it all with bravery (where bravery, read coffee and donuts).


New Kit, Same Approach

This was my first proper outing with my new kit - a Sony A7Rii and my trusty Sigma 35mm f1.4 - and Iā€™m so happy with how it performed. The adapter I was using to make the Canon-mount lens fit struggled on occasion, but the colour profiling, focus and image detail of the Sony was incredible.

As always, I kept the shoot nice and relaxed, wandering around, eating and drinking everything possible and exploring what the beachfront had to offer. Fern was superb, always willing to entertain whatever random idea I had and putting up with the harsh wind and temperature.

You can follow Fern on her instagram.