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My photographic work centres on human interaction with the landscape – the way that people shape the land and the land shapes people. This inevitably challenges the idea of pristine, ‘natural’ landscape and the rural myth. It also questions the representation of people and communities that live off the land.

Tunstead cement works

Tunstead cement works – click to enlarge

Current project
Living in a small rural community in the Peak District national park for the last eleven years has raised questions about how the countryside is represented in terms of modern photography and popular culture. I am also interested in how a particular and incomplete ‘image’ of the Peak Park is used to sell and promote the area.

The aim of this project is to provide a more complete picture which includes the people who live and work here.

See the another view page for more images.

crs@colinshaw.co.uk

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