The landscape is the silent witness that fortifies histories, maintains boundaries and offers traces of evidence in its many layers.
Throughout 2014 I photographed The Royal Gunpowder Mills site, exploring the structures and archaeology that remain long after its days as a site of manufacture. Although the landscape is silent, it hints at a turbulent past and at untold narratives that are unveiled discreetly.
‘Powder’ explores the remnants of the manufacture of munitions at The Mills together with the concept of the land as witness. By adopting a contemporary approach to conflict photography, I have been able to trace aspects of the unseen experience and of the hidden battle fought on the Home Front – the unfamiliar side of conflict.