MARITIME is the new Sussex coast video from O.W.L (Orwellian World Landscape) to coincide with their accompanying article in issue 22 of Vague Mag. The video of course is brilliant from start to finish and features plenty of highly likeable heads such as: Louis Rose-Antoine, Rupert Rose-Antoine, Jimmy Silver, Jack Gorham, Al Hodgson, Dougie George, Henry Bailey, Cal Dawson, Ellis Gardiner, Dan Fisher-Eustance and Harrison Woolgar. This visual treat was filmed spectacularly by Al Hodgson, who tells us more about this project below.

Al Hodgson: 'There’s a unique and unmistakable charm to the weatherbeaten textures and faded marine motifs synonymous with British seaside destinations, and with such rich maritime histories, Brighton and it’s neighbouring Sussex towns are quintessential examples.

This project was an attempt to celebrate that; filming only at spots situated across Brighton’s seafront, and with an accompanying 4-day cycle/wild-camping trip east and west along the Sussex coastlines to Worthing, Newhaven, Eastbourne and Hastings.

However, much like any concept project, this coastal focus didn’t come without it’s inevitable challenges. Despite COVID’s restrictions freeing up many of Brighton’s seaside spots early in the year, the volume of footfall on the city’s beachfront remained heavy and abundant, making logistical planning of how and when to skate specific spots paramount almost every single time we attempted to film.

Yet, after 5 months scouring up and down the coast for new spots and new approaches, cleaning salty fisheyes and dodging droves of day-trippers and drunks, we finally had a video. Big thanks to all the guys for persevering with the limitations and making it happen, to Griff for all the photography and as always to Vague for the support!'

Read the MARITIME Article here: