Stonehenge

Stonehenge – an intimate portrait – is a photographic study of Britain’s most iconic, well-visited and controversial prehistoric monument. I was given an unprecedented five days unrestricted access inside the stone circle by English Heritage to take photographs in 2007.

I was able to work inside the circle, which has been closed to visitors for over 30 years, each morning from sunrise and each afternoon until sunset. Using wide angle, telephoto and macro photography I shot the stones as if I was shooting portraiture and a nude. The result is a collection of mostly black and white photographs that emphasise form, shape, tone and texture to create an intimate portrait that brings out the hidden details and sensual side of the stones.

Through these images, I hope the viewer is able to get much closer to the stones than visitors are able to do today. In doing so they will discover something of the depth of its personality.
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