For the past eight years the small seaside community of Breaker Bay has been gathering in November each year to celebrate Guy Fawkes .
For many in the community this is an opportunity to get together with families and celebrate living in such a unique community. A bonfire is lit, the guy making competition is judged before lighting the guys and setting off fireworks. One year a troupe of fire dancers also came to entertain the crowd.
Photographically it is a fantastic opportunity to capture some very human moments between community, children and parents. There is something so primal about gathering around a fire and in many of the shots you can see the mixture of fear and joy in the eyes of the children. Long may this remain an ongoing project.
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FOR SALE: These shots are available as limited edition prints. Pricing and purchase details are on the “How to buy works” page. Or just contact me.
NB: I will need to check it is ok with parents of any children first.