I'm a photographer and developer who lives in Beeston, Nottingham. 'The places we thought we knew' is my first extended photo essay and was brought about in two ways. Firstly, the polarising political and economic climate we find ourselves in is causing us to reassess what identity within places means. My first aim with this project is to use British towns from all across the country to show the state of the country in its most typical form. This led me away from it being about people or places, but often about areas which are lived in. But I aim to do this in a non political way, Secondly, this project is my way of documenting this period of life within the UK, to show how this polarised climate is coexisting within different areas of the country in similar and different ways. 

Venue : New Art Exchange