Strange | I was raised on Grange Park in Blackpool the North West of England. I observe connections and show hidden worlds not everyone is exposed to. An aura of strange links in time.Strange is an on-going project set within Grange Park, a council estate in Blackpool, where one has to mind one's fookin' back. It's a project derived from a desire to document areas of personal significance to myself, with an intention to memorialise.
These images speak of murder and the unknown, lingering ghosts of past events affecting the future, deja-vu, omens and portents. Time is a circle not a line, where sometimes, if we look hard enough across its diameter we can get a glimpses of forthcoming reality's?
I hope to ultimately bring a window of reality through which the audience can see a truth they would otherwise be blind to. Showing what it means to be Grange Parkian and what the people of Grange Park actually do. To highlight how areas of social segregation with decreased social mobility cause deprivation that promote undesirable negative behaviours. These behaviours create a mindset of disassociation which continues a vicious circle of cyclical violence and isolation. www.steshaw.co.uk