The Old Road, today more commonly known as the North Downs Way was once the route of pilgrim’s journeying to Canterbury. It now begins in Farnham, Surrey and sits hidden amongst the sound of onrushing traffic at the side of the A31.
As I travelled along a section of this ancient route to Guildford I photographed discoveries made along the way, the collision of modern life and the rural landscape. The untamed landscape that is present in some images contrasts with the scattered idiosyncrasies of civilisation. The photographs have then been combined with extracts from the Canterbury tales, creating dual narratives running through the sequence of images. The juxtaposition of the Canterbury tales extracts and the photograph's offers the work a depth as the two narratives do not always relate to one another, inviting the viewer to make their own conclusion as the narrative unfolds.