These landscape photographs could be described as 'bland'. They employ an anti-aesthetic, a term used in a postmodernist context to describe that which could be categorized as not beautiful.

These images are a study of the vernacular landscape, an enormously rich store of data, which is directly linked to the society that created it. The responsibility of citizenship over landscape may be considered a moral issue. Landscape is where we live: it reflects our culture and it can be argued that it is collectively under our stewardship. If we treat it with undue care or treat it as wasteland, then we cannot complain: to judge it is a judgment on ourselves.

Each of these photographs show landscape in transition, either construction or deconstruction reflecting the aesthetic changes made by man on the environment. They have direct links to socio-economic change, depicting scenes of the growing housing market through the reorganization of space that was once industrial or agricultural land. Socio-economic factors are also explored in the growth of distribution centers and the decline of hi-tech electronics factory in Dunfermline.


Waterfront Development, Granton

The Willows, Kirkliston

Newbridge, M8

Newbridge, M9

Hyundai Factory, Dunfermline

Hazelbrooke, Kirkliston

Duloch Meadow, Dunfermline

Amazon, Dunfermline