Urban Landscapes

Beith - Wednesday Afternoon

documentary and reportage approach to photography, my urban landscape photography, has developed alongside extensive research and assignments in different communities with an interest and knowledge in how places change over time. Often this is combined with an in-depth study of an area, drawing on my background in architecture, with both photo essays and written work that explore local cultures and context, to capture the character and essence of a place. Providing consultation on urban environments, photography can be an important tool to create an analysis of an area, and identify opportunities, and design strategies.

Rather than purely documenting and celebrating completed architectural projects, urban landscape photography responds to the social, physical, and economic issues facing our built environment and everyday street culture. I’m also interested in bringing photography into the early stages of design investigations, documenting and looking closely at the existing condition of a place. Documentary images can exist as a series of prints or be combined with editorial features or presentations.