Sunday, 11 January 2009

A Domestic Landscape: Outdoor/Indoor.

I was asked by the garden designer Jinny Blom to document one of her design projects. The garden belonged to a stone built cottage located in some remote woodland site in Kent. The building had fallen into disrepair, and the gardens were overgrown. Several colonies of bees were living in the walls and the roof was open to the sky in one of the bedrooms upstairs.

Although very nearly completely empty of possessions, there was plenty of evidence of the family who had lived there for many years. The patina of daily use was evident throughout the rooms, giving small clues here and there of the family who had left six years previously.
Outside, were dilapidated sheds and stores and a greenhouse. Empty bottles and discarded tools lay abandoned, and it was nice to notice that it had been untouched by vandals. Brambles covered much of the structure of the garden, and tall trees dominated the skyline.

Below is a small selection of some of the photographs.
During 2009 a limited edition art book will be published consisting of two volumes titled:
"A Domestic Landscape: Outdoor/Indoor" . There will be a total of around eighty images, all shot on black and white film, showing an extraordinary place full of interest, memories and atmosphere.

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