About the Book
Boundaries between properties are political in that they exist on maps and in legal documents; but the lived experience of the garden includes views of others’ gardens and exchanges over the fence. In some cases the physical walls have been removed to facilitate more easy access to each others’ property or to accommodate trees and plants. This suggests a tension between the laws and barriers set up to protect oneself and a need to commune, both with nature and with one another.
The photographs were taken in the gardens of houses in Somerset Road and Cleeve Road and seek to present a personal sense of the place.
Over the past fifteen years I have engaged with landscape photography, as well as making both staged and reportage images of people. I am a Lecturer in Photography Weston s Mare near Bristol, in the UK. I have an MFA in Documentary Photography from University of South Wales.