Despite people being at the core of what gives Skinningrove its identity, I am not concerned about making figurative work – although I will continue to make them – they play a valuable and integral role in the assessment and analysis of what makes Skinningrove.
Chris Killip, Graham Smith, Ian MacDonald and several other all covered this far better than I can. Their portraits are legendary.
I am not about to try and match them or do battle.
There are other factors at play, further ‘ingredients’. Some of these are visible, others barely so. At times they are mere suggestions…
… Geography / Habitat / Territory / Domesticity / Industry / Terrain / Transition / Traces / Indicators / Signifiers / Terroir / Persistence