As I went walking I saw a sign there And on the sign it said "No Trespassing." But on the other side it didn't say nothing, "
"In 1932, there was a mass trespass on Kinder Scout in the Peak District. Walkers exercised what they saw as their right to walk unhindered on open moorland. They faced opposition from gamekeepers who were employed by local landowners. Scuffles broke out and five trespassers were imprisoned."
This project is an Intimate portrayal of the everyday surroundings and the sense of Isolation and loneness that accompany the symptoms of Schizophrenia.
Accompanying this work is a handwritten personal account. (Not available online for privacy reasons)
This series of photographs is an attempt to document the final days of a community as it begins to be dismantled in the face of potential regeneration. I tried to capture the sense of place as it has evolved since the erection of the flats in the 1950s. Despite this dramatic upheaval and extended transition I wanted to show the elements of everyday life that continue in this small community.
New Age Travellers
Park hill arose from the need for architects to re-house large communities under the slum clearance scheme, which resumed after World War Two. Regarded an early success. Park Hill was designed to create a strong sense of community with shops, pubs, laundries, butchers, bakers and everything else needed to create utopian streets in the sky.
52 years later these images question the original utopian vision of Park Hill whilst highlighting the current transition of social to private housing. This transition creates an aesthetic juxtaposition between Urban Splash’s new remodelling and Park Hill’s original architecture.
Park Hill Sheffield 2013
(although previously exhibited this project is currently being revisited and a newly visualised edit will be posted in the foreseeable future)