4 images from my new series – Cornish Roads (hedges) – have been selected for this month’s F-Stop Magazine’s August 2014 Group Exhibition, ‘On the Road’.
F-STOP MAGAZINE is an online photography magazine featuring contemporary photography from established and emerging photographers from around the world. Each issue has a theme or an idea that the unites the photographs to create a dynamic dialogue among the artists.
See the whole group exhibition here.
B3306 (ragwort, common sorrel, red campion, hedge woundwort)
Created using a mobile phone camera, this series documents a small sample of the vibrant hedges lining Cornwall’s 4,500 miles of twisting ancient roads that have grown out of simple tracks since Neolithic times. Although they appear wild, the original hedges are man-made and are tended on an annual basis.
Speeding through the flowers, leaves and grasses as they tumbled over each other, I was captivated by the vivid colours that reflected the abstract, modern art of the region. I couldn’t help but acknowledge how fleeting my presence is in comparison to the many years that these flowers have bloomed.
B3306 (bracken, cocks foot)
Cornish Roads (hedges) in Flow is a series within a larger body of work that I’m slowly building – Roadside Planting. You can also see more images from this series and body of work on my twitter and instagram pages.