Occidental Jetty, Essex

Sepia art photograph of Occidental Jetty over the Thames, Canvey Island, England, by Joseph Westrupp.

Title: Oil Bridge II. Taken at Canvey Island, England. The water beneath the bridge is the Thames.

This is one of those slightly dangerous, disused places that you would have loved as a kid, but, if you’re like me, you still do because you haven’t really grown up. I’ve done this in full color, too—it’s called Oil Bridge, and there’s another from the same place called Pier-Shaped.

There’s nothing like a hulking black vestige of industry to add interest to a region. This thing is 1550 meters long and cost £10 million to build, but was never used. A pretty tragic investment on someone’s part.

Canvases and Giclée Prints

Archival-quality prints of this piece are available. Options include framed and unframed fine art paper and canvases.