Private View: Thursday 25 August 6-9pm Trading Places, a study of people’s work and their workplace.
Trading Places is an exploration of the United Kingdom, searching from coast to coast to find faces to photograph. These portraits reflect not only the subjects inside their work space, but also the journey behind them and the steps they took to become who they are today.
For this exhibition I have travelled all over the UK photographing people with interesting trades and skills, some of the people are the last in their industry, while others are bringing their industry back to life after decades of it being dead. The characters I have captured have been around since 1920’s building up the foundations of what they do and becoming masters in their own rights.
Taking a step back from the digital world we live in today, these photographs show how people still work in a physical world, some working off the environment while others are working to save it.
With over 65 million people in the UK Trading Places is a in depth look on society’s relationship with work.
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