Barmy about British beach huts

I'm a bit mad about beach huts. Let me clarify: photographing them. Although I wouldn't mind owning one down at the local beach. Just to potter around in when the weather is good. Or to set up my camera on a tripod and take a 1,000 pictures of the water. Maybe to give the kid a bit of beach-side fun over the summer.

I'm the geezer behind the £50k beach hut photo. But moving on quickly from that I love the look of these colourful little hovels. 

So without further ado here's my stash of beach hut pics mostly taken down on the local beach at Thorpe Bay, which is the posh bit of sunny Southend-on-Sea. 

You can even buy a print, license an image for your lovely summery products or just look and think of hot days and ice cream down on the shingle spit. Just get in touch. Remember: don't use my pics without my permission and peddle them as your own because you'll have me to answer to and what's more, you'll have forever stolen the soul of the beloved British beach hut.

It might take me a while to get them all published again so keep checking back for more colourful sheds. I mean beach huts.

My first beach hut photo. Shot on film. Ah, bless.

My first beach hut photo. Shot on film. Ah, bless.

Looming over us in silhouette

Looming over us in silhouette

Catching the last of the day's light

Catching the last of the day's light

Who wants some shorts with these stripes?

Who wants some shorts with these stripes?

That chimney's bitten the dust 

That chimney's bitten the dust 

Beautifully rustic

Beautifully rustic

Sandpiper – what a lovely name.

Sandpiper – what a lovely name.

If that were a lolly I'd want to lick it all up.

If that were a lolly I'd want to lick it all up.

One has simply got to have a matching boat to go with one's beach hut.

One has simply got to have a matching boat to go with one's beach hut.

Don't you just hate it when you get a pebble stuck between your teeth like that?

Don't you just hate it when you get a pebble stuck between your teeth like that?

Not sure there's anything behind those doors.

Not sure there's anything behind those doors.

Shorts in this color combo?

Shorts in this color combo?

In the bleak midwinter – I can still be found out shooting those huts.

In the bleak midwinter – I can still be found out shooting those huts.

Bits & Pieces? Looks pretty intact to me.

Bits & Pieces? Looks pretty intact to me.

Catching those angles and shadows for ya!

Catching those angles and shadows for ya!

Contact me for these limited edition beach hut colours.

Contact me for these limited edition beach hut colours.

And the beach huts huddled together and said "brrrrrrrrr!"

And the beach huts huddled together and said "brrrrrrrrr!"

Looking good!

Looking good!

"How far is it to beach hut 104?"

"How far is it to beach hut 104?"

I call these the Magnificent Seven

I call these the Magnificent Seven

Grafitti – disgraceful!

Grafitti – disgraceful!

They don't make hinges like that these days.

They don't make hinges like that these days.

That blue is just gorgeous –  #8cdcfd for you designers!

That blue is just gorgeous –  #8cdcfd for you designers!

Posh beach huts – they're around the coast a bit.

Posh beach huts – they're around the coast a bit.

Up on their stilts. One's got platforms on.

Up on their stilts. One's got platforms on.

What a day that was! Just as good as the hottest day in the summer.

What a day that was! Just as good as the hottest day in the summer.