Having grown up in the North of England, amidst a once great swathe of heavy industry, I have been fascinated by the terminal decline of an industrialised society and its tumultuous move towards the post-industrial, and ultimately globalised, society that we inhabit today. This has been a gradual and at times painful transition towards the latter part of the 20th century. Now in the 21st century, we live in a technological age reliant upon ever increasing levels of globalisation and homogenisation, fraught with its own societal complexities and nuances.
My photographic practice is concerned with exploring and documenting these urban and industrial environments. Often overlooked or ignored, these places impact heavily upon the individual subconscious. It is within this construct that a greater understanding of the human psyche is sought, and how the implications of the modern world reflect upon our everyday being. By documenting the architecture and infrastructure of the hidden and banal, the possibility arises to meditate upon, not just the space that we inhabit, but also the space within ourselves.