Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire is a topographical palimpsest, where layer upon layer of history and human activity has been written over each previous layer, yet the very oldest layers still show through in places.
Military training and agriculture are the physical texts written over the Neolithic stories which here and there still poke through, though none more spectacularly than Stonehenge.
This project began life at the start of 2020 as an exploration of a "difficult" (ie un-picturesque) English landscape. It is a rail against the eye-bleedingly painful high dynamic range (HDR) candyfloss that swamps the current cannon of landscape photography. No glassy waterfalls or misty lakes here, just stark black and white representations of a landscape which has its own brutal aesthetic.
Captured entirely on analogue film, this project has quickly taken a direction I wasn't expecting and continues to pull in new directions. Once lockdown is over, my aim is to accelerate and grow this series into a solid body of work which I hope will have a resonance not only with this particular place, but also with the times in which we find ourselves.