• The Last Stand – N.Europe

     A book of The Last Stand is being published by Triplekite in 2014.

    Award winner at 2012 Terry O’Neill Awards.

    This page shows just 10 of the full set of 85 images.

     

    Since 2010 I have been photographing the images that make up The Last Stand. This piece of work aims to reflect the histories and stories military conflict and the memories held in the landscape itself. The series is made up of 85 images and is documenting some of the physical remnants of the Second World War on the coastlines of the British Isles and northern Europe, focusing on military defence structures that remain and their place in the shifting landscape that surrounds them. Many of these locations are no longer in sight, either subsumed or submerged by the changing sands and waters or by more human intervention. At the same time others have re-emerged from their shrouds.

    Over these four years I have travelled 22,000 miles to 135 locations to capture these images along the costlines of the UK, The Channel Islands, Northern & Western France, Denmark, Belgium and Norway.

    For publications see Articles link on left

     

    “Whilst Wilson utilises the language of the landscape photograph, The Last Stand is far removed from the genre in the traditional sense, firmly placing him within a small group of contemporary photographers whose work — whilst landscape in nature — has more in common with that of the documentary photographer.”

    Wayne Ford former art director of The Observer’s award winning colour magazine & Design Director of Haymarket Business Media 

     

    The project is supported by:

    The Royal Armouries Museum
    Spectrum (Printing)
    Labyrinth Photographic (Processing)

    Exhibitions

    2014 – Peacock Visual Arts – Aberdeen
    2013-2014 – The Royal Armouries Museum – Leeds
    2013 – Anise Gallery, London
    2013 – The Royal Armouries Museum – Fort Nelson
    2013 – Eyestorm gallery at The AAF, London & New York
    2013 – Terry O’Neill Award touring exhibition at Lucy Bell gallery
    2013 – The Terry O’Neill Award Exhibition at The Strand Gallery

     

     

  • Sainte-Marguerite-sur-mer, Upper Normandy, France. 2012 Sainte-Marguerite-sur-mer, Upper Normandy, France. 2012


  • Studland Bay I, Dorset, England. 2011 Studland Bay I, Dorset, England. 2011


  • Newburgh I, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. 2012 Newburgh I, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. 2012


  • Brean Down II, Somerset, England. 2012 Brean Down II, Somerset, England. 2012


  • Lossiemouth II, Moray, Scotland. 2011 Lossiemouth II, Moray, Scotland. 2011


  • Wissant II,  Nord-Pas-De-Calais, France. 2012 Wissant II, Nord-Pas-De-Calais, France. 2012


  • Cramond Island, Firth of Forth, Scotland. 2012 Cramond Island, Firth of Forth, Scotland. 2012


  • Arromanche-les-Bains I, Normandy, France. 2012 Arromanche-les-Bains I, Normandy, France. 2012


  • Torcross, Devon, England. 2011 Torcross, Devon, England. 2011


  • Spurn Point, Yorkshire, England. 2012 Spurn Point, Yorkshire, England. 2012