My project has been to highlight the profusion of roadside shrines that we see around our towns and cities. I became fascinated in them through observing those I saw on my way to and from University. One was unloved and unsightly the other brightly coloured, vibrant and full of love and remembrance. I wondered if this was a national or a local phenomenon and went looking to photograph as many as I could. My travels took me around Scotland, North Wales and Merseyside. My journey opened a history of people and their burial practices going back centuries.
I have concentrated on documentary photography this year and have combined this with my love of film photography and processes to produce this collection, which I hope, highlights the fragile beauty and the loss involved. I have been influenced by the work of August Sander, Walker Evans, Graciela Iturbide and Alys Tomlinson.