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At its simplest, the over-riding framework was to produce five photographic images everyday for a year.

The project was a re-interpretation of the United Kingdom's government health department campaign, that aimed to persuade the public to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables everyday for a healthier lifestyle.

The photographs explored the environments so often passed in the sleepwalk of daily commutes. Routine trips to and from the workplace, images from domestic environments and journeys made for leisure purposes.

There are many narratives that could be derived from within the project. Change, was one of the main motivations for the project. Growing urbanisation extending to the rural communities, with waterside housing and industrial developments. The rural idyll increasingly artificial.

This book was produced with the aid of The Betty Emmaline Walker Trust.


About the Author

Dave Bennett
daveb2000 United Kingdom

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recant says

Bennett takes everyday urban scenes and transforms them into something permanent in a miraculous way. The breadth of his vision and the calm of his technique make the ordinary into something sacred. This mythologising of the scene places him in the tradition of 'sacred' photographers, revealing timeless beauty and stillness in the otherwise un-noteworthy and banal. Bennett's book is a rich celebration of sight and seeing.

posted at 11:26am Jul 15 PST

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