I’ve lived in Medway, in the South East of England, all my life. Up until the age of 19 I lived in Strood, then spent 4 years in Hoo, and the last 7 years in Wainscott, with my wife. Around the beginning of 2018, I started getting up at 6am every day, and going for short walks around my village. I found it to be a calm, quiet and peaceful start to the day, which was something I needed at that time.
Most often I’d take my camera with me too, and I began making photos of the area as I wandered about. Over time, I started to feel a real closeness to this little village in Medway, that I called home. These ‘photo walks’ became a tranquil routine for me, without expectation and without pressure of time.
Soon I became quite obsessed with documenting Wainscott, walking it’s streets day and night, whilst mindfully observing the environment, capturing scenes and collecting small parts of a story. The more I did this, the more I felt the need to preserve and give significance to this somewhat ordinary place, through my photography. For I believe there is much beauty to be found in the ordinary.
As I built this body of work, I knew I would one day like to turn it into something physical. So early this year I decided I'd turn it into a limited edition photo-zine, which would also be my first self-published work.
Selecting the final images for the publication was difficult, but I couldn't be happier with how all the images have come together and how the final printed zine looks and feels!
My WALKING WAINSCOTT photo-zine is now available for purchase in the SHOP.
210mm x 210mm
50 pages cover to cover
170 gsm uncoated paper
250 gsm covers with matt laminate
The zine features 62 colour images
Printed in the UK
WALKING WAINSCOTT is a limited edition photo-zine, with just 50 (first edition) copies printed. Each zine is hand numbered and comes with a free 6 x 4 gloss postcard print from the W/W series.
Click HERE to purchase the WALKING WAINSCOTT photo-zine today.