||Kate Mellor began the project Island:The
Sea Front in 1989 when Britain began building the Channel Tunnel.
This construction work created much consideration of Britain's
identity, of the legacy of an imperialist past, the residual
insularity of the island. This work looks at the connections
between geography, history and cultural constructions and explores
the way photography and cartography have been used to define
Using a Widelux panoramic camera and locating the vantage points
on a formula based on the Grid Reference system (a method of
orientation which has its roots in military charts) Kate photographed
the coastline always looking out towards the horizon, a line
which runs centrally through the whole series of images.