Photography
At Chorleywood, C-Type, 51 x 51cm, 2008
Near Chesham, C-Type, 51 x 51cm, 2008
At Chesham, C-Type, 51 x 51cm, 2008
Near Chorleywood, C-Type, 51 x 51cm, 2008
At Little Chalfont, C-Type, 51 x 51 cm, 2011
At Rickmansworth, C-Type, 51 x 51 cm, 2011
At Sarratt, C-Type, 51 x 51 cm, 2011
Near Chenies, C-Type, 51 x 51 cm, 2011
Near Croxley Green, C-Type, 51 x 51 cm, 2011
metro/land (2008, 2011)

A series of photographs of archetypal urban identities who appear out of place in their picturesque surroundings. The series takes its name from where the photographs were made: the north-western suburbs of London. In the early part of the twentieth century, in its annual publication Metroland, the Metropolitan Railway Company marketed heavily the area as a rural haven for the commuter who could both have an easy commute and enjoy rural land ownership. My photographs explore those areas described in the publication, which drew upon pre-defined notions of aristocratic rural land ownership presented in art history, to market the area to a newly emergent middle class.