Beginning almost by chance in the summertime of 2012, Barn Elms observes a specific open space and recreational ground in South West London, which has been under continuous redevelopment by the local council there since early that year. In an attempt to document many of the features that were suddenly disappearing, as the landscape constantly changes, the series not only looks at the visual potential produced as a result of these human influences, but also those brought about by the natural elements and the changing seasons over the course of a year. On a basic level, Barn Elms is a portrait of a place, celebrating its details, textures and richness.
— Joshua Whitelaw, London
In November and December of 2013, having just returned to the States from a year in Germany, with time on my hands and without a job or anywhere to call home, I walked 1,000 kilometers from my birthplace of Galveston Island to the West Texas town of Marfa, where my wife Lynn and I are building our own home and finally settling down after many years of moving around.
During the walk I took one photograph each hour. The first image is of the building that stands in the place of the hospital where I was born and the last, taken in the morning light the day after I reached town, is of the property on West Galveston Street in Marfa where Lynn and I will live. I’m primarily a poet, and usually, as with this project, I employ photography as a visual notebook.
— Joshua Edwards, Marfa, Texas, USA