Utter Journal 004

Utter Journal 004


James Joyce wrote that, “places remember events.” Our garden, is a three-quarter acre plot of land. I’ve photographed this area, or more correctly within it, for twenty-seven years. At times, with observational boredom and then with the boredom of being observational, a pedant cataloguing the structure of plants and the universe of a garden and family growing up together.


There’s little here to reference the nature of gardens or gardening. This is about a space being a place, a backdrop to belonging, a record of trajectory, its own Archimedes Palimpsest of the spaces in-between. For me, this garden is a world away from the world outside, and always, right here, beneath this earth, exists a delicious reverberation of a past. A spatial understanding that defies moment, an unequivocal balance of spirit from Eden to eternity.


128 pages, 84 colour and b/w plates, 165mm x 225mm, printed on 120gsm Inspira paper, perfect bound.


Issue 4 will be published on 30th April, with copies shipped out on week commencing 1st May.