“I spent a really enjoyable evening judging the entries at the 6th London Photo Festival held at The Crypt Borough High Street, with some great work on display. I think what was especially nice to see was the variety in the work as well as some of the more original offerings, such as Estelle Vincent’s work who I commended. “
As the deforestation of the urban forest starts, the gardening activism taking place in the Heygate Estate slowly comes to an end and so is my project of documenting it. Selected images can be seen on my website. For information on The Heygate Estate, its history, its regeneration and displacement of its residents see Heygate Was Home.
Some of my photographs from Interim Gardening series have been published in FLIP magazine this month as part of their winter “Routes” issue. The magazine is available at the following stockists or online on the London Independent Photography website.
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Whitechapel Gallery Bookshop
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Research stage…first roll developed… more to come…I’m currently photographing in the Heygate Estate: main actor in the large-scale regeneration project of the Elephant & Castle area in South London. This series focuses on the current community-led gardening activities/activism which is taking place within the previously emptied 17 acre space. This is following previous work I had developed around the regeneration of London Victorian Cemeteries into alternative urban green spaces. Selected images can be seen on my website.