Dominated by its famous Rock, Gibraltar is a peninsula measuring approximately 2.6 square miles. Bordered to the north by mainland Spain and surrounded by sea on the remaining three sides, this tiny piece of overseas UK territory has been strategically significant for centuries, and long fought over due to its location at the gateway to the Mediterranean Sea.
This town and its landscapes bear the scars of industries won and lost. From fishing, gas and oil onto renewable energy, tourism continues to be its mainstay as a destination for those wanting to experience a traditional English seaside town. It is a place which knows how to weather a storm environmentally, economically and socially and its fight is visible in its landscapes.
Derived from an interest in what was the Kingdom of East Anglia from the 6th through to the late 8th century. This body of work looks to explore echoes and memories that linger on the landscape from a time long ago. Nostalgia, evocation, emotion and suggestion all play a role in an attempt to re-imagine what it would have been like back then.
The Rendlesham incident of December 1980 was one of the most significant UFO sightings and experiences ever documented. Experienced by a multitude of highly regarded military personnel of varying authority over a succession of days and nights, it has long been a point of fascination across the world. This body of work is focused on the location of these events, and examines the strength of suggestion and narrative through the medium of photography which itself has long been held in a place of ambiguity between what is truth and what is not.
Mersea is an island situated on the Essex coast within the Colne and Blackwater Estuaries, linked to the mainland by a causeway. It has been inhabited since pre-roman times with a wealth of finds to support this. Mersea is popular as a tourist destination and was used as such during Roman occupation for those visiting Colchester. But its most significant economy is the fishing industry, mainly of Oysters. Renowned and highly regarded worldwide, they are unrivalled for their flavour and plumpness owing to the nutrients from the location but also from the way they are managed by being moved between creeks.