Hastings Pier wins RIBA Stirling Prize

Hastings Pier won Pier of the Year earlier, and now wins the coveted RIBA Stirling prize as well as the people’s vote. I documented part of the preparation for judging by the pier engineering team, on a very early morning shoot: http://nathan.photography/2017/09/hastings-pier-engineering/ More from the Hastings Pier Charity here.

Bust 2 @ Printworks, Hastings. Kitty Bang Bang

Kitty Bang Bang

Kitty Bang Bang performs at Bust2, Printworks, Hastings

Pier to Eternity Sea Monsters vs Hell Lizards

Pier to Eternity fancy dress bicycle party is back! First ride of the year is themed Sea Monsters vs Hell Lizards. After terrorising the pier, the group descended upon Hastings Old Town and ending up in Bottle Alley for ice cream courtesy of William the Conequeror. The new crowdfunded sound …

Rainbow connection

Rainbow Connection

Very early in the morning on Hastings Pier. The rail has just been cleaned ahead of the RIBA Stirling Prize (which it later won).

Peter Francesca pier rats

Pier rats, engineers at work

Engineers at work on Hastings Pier, doing maintenance checks. This photograph is featured on the Hastings Pier Charity website. Taking commissions for engineering and industrial workplace shoots. Get in touch   Engineering and Environmental Update – June 2017

Bottle Alley Bike Bomb

Bottle Alley Bike Bomb 2017

First race of this year’s Bottle Alley Bike Bomb. It is a drag style race along Bottle Alley, St Leonards. The rules are: Ride anything with no motor or legs. Organisers decision is final. If you hear a whistle, STOP. If you go out of your lane, you’re disqualified. You …

Francesca Penny Farthing on Hastings Pier

There she goes

There she goes There she goes again Racing thru’ my brain And I just can’t contain This feelin’ that remains There she blows There she blows again (There she blows again) Pulsing thru’ my vein And I just can’t contain This feelin’ that remains There she goes, there she goes …

stripes Royal Standard Hastings

Stripes trending

Stripes are trending¬†at the Royal Standard today (I’m going to get flak for this, but it is literally the best pub in Hastings). I gathered everyone with stripes on for this shot. Check out the kid with the stripy tiger T-shirt! At the front are Emmet, who just had a …

Cross legs, sky blue shoes Hastings Pier

Pier of the year

Hastings Pier has won Pier of the Year 2017 by the National Piers Society. Well deserved. If you’re following here, you’ll know I have something of an obsession with it: Hastings Pier @PiersSociety

Edd Hawkes


Met these guys today on their one-wheeled BMX’s ūüėČ Edd Hawkes, filmmaker in their midst. https://vimeo.com/eddhawkes And see what they were doing on the unicycles‚Ķ