Bedrock focuses on young British people who decide to go to Mediterranean holiday resorts to work for the summer season. Often fueled by dissatisfaction with their lives in the UK and their thirst for the hedonistic pleasures of these kinds of resorts where partying and excessive drinking is encouraged, the workers are pursuing a happier, more stimulating environment to spend their summer, surrounded by like-minded people. This work is inspired by my own experience in visiting and working in these resorts and the difference between the expectations and realities of what these places have to offer. My aim in returning to photograph these resorts is to question to what extent reality lives up to expectation and the practises and environments we engage with in an effort to make the two meet.
Since graduating from university in 2013 he have been exhibiting in both the UK and internationally, most notably at Paris Photo in 2013. Lakin has been nominated and won multiple awards including a D&AD Student Yellow Pencil, Royal Photographic Society Under 30’s Gold Award and the SFR/Paris Photo Jeunes Talents Award.
For the past three years he has been photographing in holiday destinations around the Mediterranean focusing on the British presence in these resorts and more specifically the practice and mentality of the young people who choose to work in these places for a season. He has also been working on editorial assignments for The Guardian and The FT Weekend Magazine, as well as working as a Graduate Academic Assistant at Middlesex University, where he is currently studying for an MA in photography.
Monastery of Tibães
Rua do Mosteiro - Mire de Tibães
The Monastery of São Martinho de Tibães, former Motherhouse of the English Benedictine Congregation, was acquired by the Portuguese State in 1986 and assigned to the Portuguese...— More info at source
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