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One of the very first projects that I undertook when I started at Bedfordshire University was a psychogeography assignment that I called What’s in a name?  The concept is to take you off the well trodden routes of a city, away from all the tourist traps and the ‘must sees,’ to the hidden or overlooked corners; to discover the true personality behind the persona.  Psychogeography is about exploring the role of chance, wandering wherever you are taken and recording what you see. To that end I started off by writing my name onto a map of Luton, and then with camera in hand I headed off to walk the roads that I had highlighted…

At the time the impact of what I saw was overwhelming; there was a real sense of displacement, decay and abandonment that I found depressing. It’s only recently however, as I’ve been looking back over the work that I have created in the last two years that I have realised just how much that first project resonated with me and has impacted on my subsequent work. For that reason I have included a few highlights to give a context to my current practice. For further examples see the Artwork page.