The River Project
A New Topographic project focusing on the journey of the River Aire in Yorkshire.
The River Aire, a body of water that, in the past, generated industry along it's banks. Now, with the advent of alternative sources of power and energy it remains a feature of the towns and cities that align it but acts only as a pretty interlude in an otherwise bustling corridor.
Inspied by the work of industrial landscape photographer John Davies, in The Flat Capped Photographer's first ever photographic project he documented the River Aire from its source near Malham Tarn in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales via it's confluences with the Ouse and Humber and out into the North Sea. Along the way he documented man's impact on nature and natures impact on man. His aim, to find out which, if any impact was greater.
After completing the project in 2008, he returned in 2012 to document the changes that had taken place. The main one being the introduction of wind turbines adjacent to the mighty Drax Power Station.