Joe Griffiths

45 Minutes North, 2022

‘An interesting sight

In this ghost like town,

Routine is fundamental

Yet dissembles all room for understanding’ – Soph Kendall

Photography is a powerful tool of reflection. It helps shape identities and challenge the way we see the world. Visually, greys contrast with traditional filmic golds, greens with the first colours of spring, reflecting the futility of a modern Britain where hope often feels lost under the winter soil. Rural and urban scenes from two different locations allow for ‘45 Minutes North’ to question my understanding and familiarity of Britain after moving across the country, opening the floor to others. Following two major changes to modern Britain in the form of Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic.