Return to Eden
This project is based on the contrast between modern urban living and the ancient occupation of the Brigantes, a Celtic tribe of the Pennines, 2000 years ago. The images create a dialogue about progress and if it's for the better. For the contemporary narrative I have chosen to focus on mental illness as a metaphor for modern lifestyles. The increase in depression is symptomatic of modernity whereas ancient living such as the Celtic way of life, was concerned with the basic functions of building a house and living off the land. Using 5x4 film allowed me to print as large as possible and this process gives clarity to the images and brings the project to life.
Mike Atkins • Bob Cairnduff • Joseph Cairns • Radoslav Daskalov • Hana EL-Madani • Anthony Firmin • Patrick Mulholland • Rachel Swinton • Drew Wilby •