British hardened field defences of World War II
Taken at Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury, Essex, and Portland, Dorset.
These hard, concrete structures are designed to give protection from exterior gun and missile fire, to the softness of human bodies that may be inside. Their geometric forms and straight edges, contrast with the random and curved shapes of the plants and uneven ground that surrounds them. This combined with the fact that they are designed to allow people to fire guns from inside of them, to the surrounding areas, makes for an interesting relationship between aggression and protection, and exterior and interior.