Photographer Paul Macro showcases Norfolk's coastline in stunning new volume
PUBLISHED: 13:16 04 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:16 04 December 2017
A passion for Norfolk's dark winter skies and rough seas, fiery sunsets and tough, wind-slapped greenery has led to a new photographic book showcasing the county's coastline.
Paul Macro, 44, has produced The Norfolk Coast - A Photographic Journey, which features images of Norfolk shores from Hunstanton in the north-west to Gorleston in the south-east.
Mr Macro, who was born and grew up in Norwich, said he was delighted with how the volume had come out.
He said: “It began as an idea on a piece of paper around two years ago, but the main bulk of the journey has been since February this year, when I received the first pre-order.
“The inspiration for the book is a combination of showcasing my work, but also showcasing this wonderful county of Norfolk, and to show it’s beauty throughout the year. People have commented that there’s a distinctive style to my Norfolk landscape photography, and I believe that my work is rapidly becoming one of the most recognisable representations of the county.”
Mr Macro said his favourite image was the one of Cromer Pier on the book’s front cover.
He said: “It was taken during a time where I had been suffering from depression, and while taking it I could hear my 13-year-old daughter and step-daughter - Bethany and Molly - splashing and laughing in the sea behind me.”
Mr Macro said he first picked up a camera about eight years ago and he now works as a professional photographer.
He said he had loved the Norfolk coast since childhood holidays spent at Burnham Overy Staithe with his parents and younger sister Kelly.
Mr Macro said: “Several times a year, at all times of the year, my family spent holidays and weekends in our caravan, where the beauty of Norfolk’s unspoiled beaches and wide skies provided the backdrop to our other world, where there was peace and contentment and sibling harmony.
“The sights, sounds, and smells of the Norfolk coast are woven into my soul. My happy childhood is a bright tapestry of memories.”
The Norfolk Coast is available online from www.paulmacrolandscapes.com, as well as shops including Jarrold, Waterstones, Norwich Gift Emporium, Cromer Pier Shop and North Walsham‘s Showcase Gallery.