COMMON GROUND, launching 1st July, is a  multi-media outdoor exhibition documenting  Wanstead Flats,  a unique spot at the southern tip of Epping Forest, where the city meets the woods.

Large format photographs will be displayed along the Leytonstone High Road & linked to short documentary films, accessed by QR codes. The media explores both the rich ecological importance of Wanstead Flats & the fascinating mix of people who use the area today. 

The 1807 Epping Forest Act resulted from a mass protest here on The Flats & is credited with birthing the Conservation movement in the UK as well as the 'Right to Roam' Today the area is a vital green space in a big urban environment & is well loved by all that spend time there.

The images are part of my ongoing exploration of The Flats & really it is a collaboration between myself & the people that love the area and use this space on a daily basis “ Researching this project has been an fascinating journey that has changed & evolved as it went on. And in a time of deep ecological uncertainty it helped me reconnect to my local environment. The hope is that it will make people aware of this amazing space they have on their doorstep and inspire to further protect the area in future."