Rob Ball (b.1977, UK) has been making photographs at the coast for fifteen years. His work examines the rhythms of seaside resorts, and the changes that arise from seasonal as well as generational change. Focusing on the ways that fractured communities and infrastructure undergo repair, Ball’s images demonstrate that, despite lack of investment, the commercial coastline endures. His work of the built environment at the coast represents an important and often overlooked part of British culture, with a hint of nostalgia. He has produced four photobooks bringing together these ideas, which examine the commercial coastline on both sides of the Atlantic, from Margate to Coney Island.