The countryside around London is protected from development but that doesn’t mean it’s left free. Carved up into pockets of private land, it’s tightly controlled and managed, as are the people who visit it. This project conveys the land as an object, a space to be owned and contained within the four walls of the frame, and in doing so attempts to subvert the tradition of land ownership and champion the right to roam. Taken as if by a pastoral flaneur, these images are directed via signs and objects which show the consequences threatened for making a wrong turn. These photographs are like footprints, acting as a memory of the wanderings. words by Diane Smyth - BJP1854 Editor
Published in the Financial Times, C4 Journal and Architects Journal.