Back in October 2004 I carried out a project called ‘Walk in the Park’, which saw me spend the entire month walking the fells of the Lake District. I carried camping gear, food and waterproofs (and boy, did I need them). I also lugged around a large format camera on which I shot just two monochrome images a day. The main point of the project, aside from showing the stark beauty of the landscape, was to pare back my photographic skills to the bare bones. The finished work was shown at seven different venues across Cumbria.
Since then I have held a number of other exhibitions, either as a solo artist or as a co-producer. These have mostly been in the Northwest, but my work has also shown at The Cube Gallery in Manchester and The Royal College of Art and The Royal Geographic Society, both in London.
Currently I am working on a project with writer, Harriet Fraser, which is exploring ways of promoting the value of hill farming in Cumbria. Over the course of the year we will be spending time with more than 30 farmers, as well as influential members of organisations that have a stake in the landscape. We are excited about the fact that we have been asked to launch Land Keepers at the prestigious Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere for spring 2014.