Challenging Environments

Challenging Environments was a project I developed when I realised how isolated I felt living in the city of Preston, Lancashire.

Even though Preston is only small, my regular trips home to a small village in north east England made me realise how lonely cities can be.

With this in mind, I wanted to create a body of work which looked at the binary opposition between rural and urban areas and how one cannot survive without the other. 

In order to do this, I took photographs in both rural and urban areas at points which filled me with some kind of emotion - admiration, acheivement, beauty, isolation - and used Photoshop to turn them into a double exposure

You can download and create a FREE Challenging Environment instant book here.

Challenging Environments was exhibited as part of a group show in PR1 Gattery, Preston in October 2012. It was later exhibited alongside Reflections at Tyneside Coffee Rooms, Newcastle, August 2013 – November 2013.

A review can be read here.

Challenging Environments, part of Perspectives, a solo exhibition August - November 2013, Tyneside Coffee Rooms

Challenging Environments was shown alongside Reflections  as part of Perspectives at Tyneside Coffee Rooms.

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