As a person a lot can be told about us from the way we present ourselves. The clothes we wear, the way we speak and ultimately how we would like to be perceived. But what interests me is the places we inhabit, what do these places do to tell our story? some are used as an escape, some as means to earn a living, and more often than not a mixture of both. With this series of photographs I wanted to explore what could be learned from these environments, and what sort of conclusions could be drawn about the people who inhabit them.
The Landscape and its forms are all around us, and as we journey through, interact and be apart of it, we rarely take the time to see its intricacies. The landscapes around us are the ghostly shapes of the past and contain evidence of what has come before, be it fields and mountains, or the the scars and signs of items that have once been, the world that was hangs on in its own subtle way. My interest in the landscape lies in these intricate places, in these worlds beneath worlds, in the vast and the small, the new and the old, and the conflicts that exist between them.
The exploration and discovery of the world around us.
The world we occupy is full of interesting things, some tell their story, some are more secrative, many will give nothing away, but all will have a history, a past and a journey. This gallery is part of the journey I make each day, and a catalogue of the items I encounter, an exploration of our world.
DIY or DIE
Whats bonds people together? Common interests, intellect a sense of belonging? When a group of individuals come together to create something, something truly unique is born, this series records one such place in the summer of 2013, when a gathering of people created not only a unique usable space, out of what was essentially an area waste ground, but also created a focal point, a home and somewhere that was cared for beyond the scope of just another place to ride a skateboard.