Based in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, the project consists of a series of urban landscape photographs with the primary focus being the area around the town centre.
Most of the photographs have been taken in the early hours of the morning. It is said the city (or the town) never sleeps, but urban spaces ebb and flow with varying degrees of activity. I am fascinated in the time between sleep and wakefulness, the changing of shifts, the moment before the first bird sings, the hour before ‘magic hour’.
I am enchanted by the sense of tranquility that certain corners of the town express, but also the sense that the theatre of the daily events is about to commence.
Kidderminster is undergoing major redevelopments currently and the project takes note of these developments, particularly regarding the interface between old and new and the re-defining of urban spaces. Buildings have been saved and re-fitted, unused canal areas have opened up, new buildings are sitting next to old ones.