An extraordinary journey
Quintin's photographic approach on his expedition varies considerably from his day job. "Architectural photography is slow and careful," he says. "It's about understanding what you're seeing beforehand and visualising what you're going to create. On The Perimeter, I wake up in the morning and I don't know what I'm going to find or what's going to be inspiring. That's the joy of it – undiscovered moments."
The Perimeter began at St Paul's Cathedral, London, in April 2015 and Quintin hopes to complete the trip when he returns to his starting point in 2020. As well as setting himself goals for time and distance covered, Quintin has laid down a series of rules, such as always following the path closest to the coast and not travelling in vehicles of any kind, including boats and ferries.
It has been an extraordinary journey, during which he has struggled through often challenging conditions – from the heat of summer to being battered by gale-force winds and driving rain in the depths of winter. On the way, he has photographed densely-populated areas and wild and remote regions. His images showcase the natural world from landscapes, seascapes, beach scenes and cliffs, but also reveal a plethora of man-made features including beach huts, groynes, piers, lighthouses, dockyards, industrial plants and power stations. He's capturing the British coastline in all its rich variety.