As an artist living within an urban environment, I am interested in the how my own experiences compare with those of the people I encounter during my day-to-day existence. In a way it's what my work is about, exploring the ambiguous perceptual and psychological boundaries that exist between people, between the self and the other, and between memory and perception.

Over the course of the last couple of years I have been engaged in a project photographing the old industrial landscape that exists around Silvertown, the area of East End in which I grew up. Originally conceived as studies for drawings, this project grew out of a desire to document the spaces that still retain the trace of human activity, that we can still wander into, where we might unexpectedly meet someone or simply do nothing, and as such stand in sharp contrast to the vast re-developments in which public space is sealed off, contained, and sanitized.

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