In today’s blog post we talk to Mark Box about his latest project called ‘Castles’:
“All images were shot on location around London, Cambridge, Impington and Letchworth Garden City. The series was based on a previous project, which explored the notion of non-place (Augé 1995) within the urban environment. It’s main focus are the trees, which play an important part in our lives. It looks at the architecture of man and how nature is used as an extension of our homes.
“When we look at how we deploy and employ nature, we begin to understand the relationship by identifying it’s purpose. Trees are used as devices, as means of renegotiation of the physical boundaries we create within a liminal space. Everything permeates, channels that come from the home, everything that feeds it. By creating these Castles, we are responding to our most basic needs.
“They are the pillars, the gates that welcome and exclude us. They are the towers which shelter, protect, even breathe for us. In the forged chaos of these fabricated environments, a harmony can be found with those who dwell amongst them. They are our castles large and small.
“I have been working on this project for the past 2 years and it is still developing. So far, all images have been shot digitally. I intend to work on large format for the next series to produce some extra large prints through theprintspace as working with film offers much better quality than digital can offer in my opinion. Plus, shooting on a Wista is much more fun! They form part of the Cut Grass Cambridge School of Art – Anglia Ruskin University exhibition at Free Range, Truman Brewery, London from the 23rd – 27th June 2011.”
If this series of images interests you and you want to see more from Mark visit markboxphotography.co.uk.