The Darent Project

The River Darent rises near Westerham in Kent and flows through the Darent Valley into the Thames at Dartford

Working as Photographer in Residence with the Darent Valley Landscape Project, as a long term project, I'm documenting the contrasting aspects of the valley and the river a landscape once referred to by the artist Samuel Palmer as ‘an earthly paradise'

Preston Farm Water Meadows

Farmland at Preston Farm near Shoreham has been returned to water meadows - photographed in July 2021

Preston Hill was the site of an MOD rifle range until the early 1970s but is now 're-wilded as a country park open to the public. New walking trails are being developed around the infrastructure of the old rifle range. - Photographed in July 2021

Preston Hill Country Park

Dartford Marshes

Dartford Marshes stretch from Dartford Town to the River Thames. They were once home to factories manufacturing munitions, a WW1 airfield, and a fever hospital. They are now home to wildlife, sand quarries and the Darent Flood Barrier, which protects Dartford from tidal surges. - Photographed in May 2021 

The stretch of the river between Chipstead Lake and Riverhead has been impacted by gravel extraction, housing development and light industry