Michelle Ward was joined in the studio by photographer, Gary Atkinson, to talk about his photographic exhibition, RODS, ROOTS & RHUBARB – Positive Portraits of an Allotment Community. His work is currently showing at Brentwood Library throughout October.
ABOUT THE PORTRAITS
22 environmental portraits of allotment holders will be on show at Brentwood Library throughout October, moving to Chelmsford Library throughout November and then to Shenfield Library in December.
In contrast to the fast moving society in which we live, allotment holders have to be patient for crops to grow. The project was shot using film , where it has to undergo a process before it is visually seen . This process is akin to the planting of seeds. This enjoyable sense of anticipation is something that modern life is losing.
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