This work is a personal investigation into cultural landscapes, employing photographic visual metaphor as a way to examine the crisis of landscape and its reflection of socioeconomic change.
Strategic Development Site is the term used for land that has been identified for commercial or residential development. Due to the financial crisis of 2007 property development has slowed down, leaving some landscapes in a crisis of identity. These landscapes are in transition; liminal places caught between wasteland and development potential, which manifest themselves in an apocalyptic vision.
This work takes a neutral visual aesthetic, one inspired by the New Topographic photographers.
These images are a response to the crisis of landscape in an age of financial anxiety.