Periphery

The Stour Valley Nature Reserve is situated on the edge of Bournemouth town and its surrounding suburbs. I wanted to explore the connection between man and nature when living in a built-up area, through the reserve. The town seems a million miles away once you are in the reserve, yet you have just turned off a busy roundabout or road a stone’s throw away, to access it. I wanted to explore the idea of how living in a town can retract from your connection to nature and reduce mindfulness.