Before embarking on this project all my landscape
photography had been in the countryside and I was increasingly
aware I was making images of industrial landscapes. A result was
Lost Labours, images of the abandoned Leominster - Stourport Canal.
One evening in 1988 I went for a walk in the Black
Country, and I realised my next work would be of this urban landscape,
and made a decision to spend 5 years exploring and photographing
the area, with a view to exhibiting the images.
With the increasing moves to redevelop brown-field
sites many areas of open land in the Black Country, abandonded
after industrial use, are beginning to disappear. "In Search of
Agenoria" was a reponse to this, and shows the transient nature
of an urban landscape.
A Map overview is provided, and its hyperlinks are
one way to take you to the exhibition photographs and the background
research materials, text and images which make up this site.
The historical background to the title.
Search of Agenoria
The Exhibition - 62 images.
Location of the Stour Valley
Valley Map in 17C & 18C
Camera In Action