Samuel Johnson once said: “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”. Although these words of his are the words I live by since my admiration of this city is growing immensely for the past years of living here, I sometime crave hearing the sound of the wind and the wave hitting the pebble beach. I crave the smell of fresh grass and that saltiness air of the sea. Thus, when Victorinoxasked me to participate in their #UrbanOutdoors campaign and leave the city for the great outdoors, I decided to recharge myself and packed my essentials to Seven Sisters Cliffs- Seaford . Time passed slower here, the locals are not in a rush to catch the bus to get to the office. It is truly a great place to pay attention to yourself, not anyone but yourself.
I wandered around and captured the stillness of the sea and drank a cold beer slowly without looking at the time. And that completes my recharge of energy. It is the perfect place where I can enjoy taking pictures and forget about everything else. One might say that the essence of photography is sensing one’s surroundings. Taking photographs reorients the way that you see and appreciate the world around you. It invites you to be fully receptive and aware.
Sitting on top of the cliff, holding my film camera and my get-away essentials packed with all the photography props and cameras I needed in my Victorinox bag, I felt so inspired and relieved at the same time. I was fascinated about the way the light hits the rocks and the way the waves move, and literally sensed how things slowed down around me.
Hope you guys enjoy the pictures!
Here are some tips of how you can get to Seaford , Seven sisters Cliffs from London by train :
– Take the London Victoria – Eastbourne train and change at Lewes for the Seaford train.
– When you arrive at Seaford , you can either take a local taxi ( takes around 10 minutes and costs around 7-8 £ ) or buses 12 , 12A or 13 to Seven Sisters Country Park