My photography practice is an act of mindfulness and gratitude.
Most days I’m at home and I go out for walks with my dog in the local area. I am not in fantastic photographic locations, just a rather run down bit of Essex.
But, looking for things to photograph means I am deeply engaged with the world every day. I’m actively looking for beauty, contrast or something different. This is often changes in nature, but also human interaction with the world – graffiti, unusual things dropped, abandoned or just odd juxtapositions.
I live in Thurrock, which the Guardian claimed was the cesspit of the nation. As such I am on a campaign to look for the beauty here, tucked away in the nook and crannies. The hashtag on Instagram is #BeautifulThurrock and it has grown into a whole project – read more about Beautiful Thurrock.
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