Bringing Home the War endeavours to create a social debate by rediscovering the quintessential English landscape and by disrupting accepted narratives demonstrate that content is often a subjective rendering of the facts.
War, displaced people and human sufferIng have become part of our everyday vernacular, we view them from a comfortable distance.
What are these young men and women fighting, and dying for, in war-torn Syria, besieged Gaza or Afghanistan?
A land, a village, a family, a voice, a heritage, justice?
Conversely, in these tranquil gardens, century-old houses and time-honoured institutions of Middle England, what are we defending?
Our land, our families, our heritage, our right to justice, equality and democracy?
Are the values between The Middle East and Middle England so very different?
Through these images I want the viewer to look at things afresh, to question the veracity of content of what they see and believe. The photographs, rather than being a romantic cliche of Englishness in fact introduce the complexities, diversity and ambiguities of our modern global culture.