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    Mercia explores locations across central England where incidents of tragedy and violence have altered perceptions and feelings towards the landscape. It examines the often ordinary and surprisingly familiar places that have been tarnished with tragic pasts. Each scenario calls for examination, whilst challenging us to contemplate what has taken place but also the lives that have been lost and the families that have been destroyed.  We continuously question how we associate and tie meaning to a certain location, urging us to delve deeper. Free of the sensationalism of contemporary reporting the unadorned and often plainly deceptive scenarios question our current perceptions of our surroundings whilst offering a subjective resolution to our thoughts.  Harrowing and distorted image profiles support the landscapes, providing an insight to the individuals who lost their lives and the criminals who themselves brought tragedy to them, their families and the community. Voids remain where profiles have not been found, cases unresolved, or relevant to the incident.  Mercia allows us to look beyond the innocence of the picturesque or banal, whilst challenging deeper psychological issues, dwelling on relationships between humanity and nature.
       
     
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 Received 'Best in Book' for Creative Review Photography Annual 2015 and 'Judges Choice Award' for the CreativePool Annual 2016. T abula Rasa - A multifaceted project combining high-speed photography, moving image and ethereal soundscapes. Essentially Tabula Rasa is a voyeuristic look at the hypnotic behaviour of different coloured paints in water. Art direction - Ernest Otoo. Moving image - Matt Cusworth   See the project   http://www.tabularasaart.co.uk