Inside The Spider
(- Images)

Between the years of 2014 and 2017, I regularly visited and photographed Walthamstow Marshes in East London, one of the last natural Wetlands in the capital.

Many of the photographs are a study of the unperturbed landscape that I often explored alone, others portray my sculpted reinterpretations of objects found on the marshes and the constructed narratives I created with female figures.

I began incorporating female figures into my images after the summer of 2015, when there were several attacks on women on the marshes. I decided it was no longer safe to go there alone and began taking friends with me, whom I started using in the images as a way of connecting to the surroundings and the found objects.

The project is about the wild, natural beauty of this landscape, but it's also about the sense of mystery and feeling of unease that the area had at that time, and I wanted to explore that feeling of vulnerability that women can often experience when they wonder through nature on their own.