ARTIST'S STATEMENT //
My working practise incorporates quietly observing the world. I try not to impose my presence as a photographer. I aim to allow the moment to unfold in front of me and for meaning to emerge from the act of looking and recording. These photographs are from an ongoing project about lived spaces. It is a photographic series designed to pose questions to the viewer. What happens on these streets? What happens inside these homes? These are lived in spaces, yet the people are not present to give us clues as to the kind of lives they lead. What is evident is that these spaces themselves are identifiable as urban and British, due to the weather and the architecture. However, although these photographs represent commonplace scenes, the meanings of the lives that are lived there remain elusive. The focus therefore rests on the small details found within the frame of these banal scenes. The dynamic assembly of objects found in these images stand in for the inhabitants. This can lead to the image signifiers becoming dramatized in the mind of the viewer. In these photographs, the everyday signs of lives lived in these spaces are present in the details.