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Sharpe's Wood 2007

Sharpe’s Wood is a substantial body of site-specific research based in woodland on the edge of a city. The location acted as a testing ground for photographic seeing by exploring the transformational and aesthetic paradoxes captured by the singularity of an extended exposure (at night). The camera witnessed and captured the nocturnal light, to reveal a landscape once partially concealed. The photographic research aligns with contemporary ideas around the (lost) meaning of landscape and the locale, within a wider cultural context and contributes to the debates about the landscape of northern England.