For over 30 years my work has been about the relationship of people and landscape particularly the everyday life of those who work on the land. Recently my emphasis has shifted to the deeper aspects of how we use the land for everything that sustains us. This has caused a move towards environmental issues of dependence and exploitation of the Earth.
My last project “Quarried” looked at the need to mine and quarry minerals for buildings. For every construction project, there is a hole in the ground that supplied materials. It is a simple dependent relationship.
There are many other issues about our relationship to the land that sustains us. The focus of my next project will be the effects of climate on the land and how it will alter how we live. The project will include photography and sound recordings and use a variety of media channels. Watch this space.
“Quarried” an exhibition of 30 prints from the Quarried project. 03-28 April 2017. Royal Photographic Society, Fenton House, 122 Wells Road, Bath BA2 3AH, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 (0)1225 325733 www.rps.org
Living in a small rural community in the Peak District has caused me to question how the countryside is represented in terms of modern photography and popular culture. I am interested in how a particular and incomplete image of the English landscape is used to sell and promote rural life and visits to the countryside particularly national parks.
See the Quarried page for more images and information.
Go to the Quarried prints for prints from the Quarried exhibition.