The search for a place to live is an all-consuming journey. Our logic and reason matter up to a point but emotion, feeling and intuition often play a much larger role.
Pitsford Village is a project that takes the logical reasoning of the modern house hunter as its point of departure, moving onwards to look at how the ‘identity’ of a settlement is formed. Situated in a rural area of Northamptonshire, Pitsford is a seemingly typical village located in the English countryside. Boasting enticing amenities such as a nearby reservoir, a public house, two schools, playing fields and a parish church. It is often insinuated that the countryside offers a far greater quality of life than that of its urban counterpart. The allure seemingly resting in the acquirement of peace, tranquillity and, furthermore, a safe environment in which to start a family. There has been a deliberate suppression of the notion of community, which is considered typical to ‘village life’. For what use is a community if the subject is unwilling to converse? The photographic imagery here featured hopes to encourage reflection in the mind of the reader through the conveyed silence of location.
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