The landscape is always changing, it is current and relevant. Environmentally, socially and existentially. The ways in which we perceive 'Landscape' change within the confines of cultural language. I want to explore the places I am familiar, to map out memory and encode meaning through suggesting ways of seeing, by the process of framing and ordering the world a certain way, out of the infinite possible ways of seeing that there are in any given moment. These images will be documents of place and time as well as allegorical moments, a poetic colouring of everyday experience. Picking up on human intervention and our involvement in managing the British landscape, along side the urban-historic Landscape in High Wycombe. They will work in series in terms of, exposure, camera height, composition and subject, paper printed on and quality input/output.
The Thames Valley is certainly a naturally aesthetic place, rolling hills and beautiful estates of rare chalky meadows that overlook the plaines of Oxfordshire and beyond to the west and well the chaos of London to the east. Situated 29miles west,north,west of the capital of our country, High Wycombe was historically known as a a place to stop off whilst travelling to London or back. Wycombe had many inn's for people, looking on 1840 maps of the area from 'DigiMap'. This place en route London was known for market trading and drinking, But there was also the terraces that most people lived in. The residents of High Wycombe during the early 1800's were mostly workers of the many near by furniture production factories, supplying the famous Windsor chair to her majesty and many many other known designs and names. This town supplied hundreds of villages and towns with their finely crafted furniture for quite some time. The original designs for the houses and factories show terrace housing in between inns and furniture factories. Monuments stand on top of many hills and Roman roads define borders and territories associated in Wycombe, the districts of Wycombe are broken up into; Micklefield