The keepsake box and it’s print represent an uncommon moment in the bench’s history of ‘views’. Each is an image that I have taken of a nearby view and that could have been seen from this very spot. But none of the images are the stuff of ‘normal’ tourism. They come from knowing a place and its light intimately – as well as an (un)healthy obsession with the weather. They are my ‘treasures’, my keepsakes and represent a particular part of my photography up to now. Boxed and squared they can be stored or shared as we are wont to do now with our favourite moments.
By turning my lens on the bench and away from the view I hope to spark the viewer’s imagination, asking them to stop a moment and wonder at what the view looks like now and whether they would choose this curated spot in which to linger.