In 2013 I was awarded a grant from the Arts Council of Wales to to create my series based on the Lammas Eco Village and the surrounding community. The series has been exhibited at Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan (2014) and The Aberystwyth Arts Centre (2015). 


To Build A Home: A Study of the people of Lammas Tir Y Gafel Eco Village and the surrounding community. 


My approach to photography is to get to know my subjects well, allowing me to create intimate portraits of the people within their surroundings.


As well as capturing the day to day activities, I aim to show a mix of community life through the people that live there. Some of the photographs will not only meet expectations of what living in an Eco Village would be like, but feel familiar; others will surprise. In photographs such as “YouTube Friday” we see how the people are embracing modern day technology but in a sustainable way, using hydro electricity.


In a society that increasingly shelters children from harm, perhaps at the expense of freedom, the photographs of the children of the village may invoke anything from wistfulness to fear in the viewers. These children are free to roam from busy main roads, but also live and play in an ongoing construction site. We also see adults, including parents, working their plots or enjoying some down time.


The photographs allow the viewer a glimpse of the lives of these people living a way of life that used to be ordinary but now must chosen. Sometimes contradictory, often humorous, these photographs evoke a timelessness while capturing a growing modern movement.



Adam and Sian 

2015

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Elfie

2013
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Field 2 

2013

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The Lake 

2013

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Bryn 

2013

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Cân Yr Adar 

2013

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Beekeepers 

2013

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Berllan Dawel (YouTube Friday) 

2014

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Field 1 

2013

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Two Fingers Up to the Wide Brim Hat Brigade

2013

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Maes Melangell

2013

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Coed Y Tylluan 

2013

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Christmas Eve

2014

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Nelke and the Moon Lodge

2013

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Field 3 

2013

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Coedwig Plas Helyg

2013

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Hwdl

2013

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Tyddyn Hedd 2

2013

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Pabell iacod

2013

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Plas Helyg 2

2013

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Tarot by Proxy 2015

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Tyddyn Hedd

2014

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Jasmine and Bavert 2014

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Matilda 

2013

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Ayres and the Leat 2015


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Shelter 2015

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