I read the brief and was up early to catch the good light first thing. I decided to shoot in Black and White as it shows the texture of the stone in a better light. Plus I wanted to show all the stones contrasts. I also feel the pictures were easier for the viewer to view in Black and White
It was important to show how Sandstone, the raw material that is everywhere in this landscape affects every aspect of life in my square mile. It is there from the cradle to the grave.
The first two photos set the scene showing the Sandstone in the landscape as it comes from the ground. The others show how people use it in all aspects of our lives.
If you dig anywhere you will find Sandstone just under the surface. People then work it into the places we live, love, work, worship and play.This material is durable and pliable it looks better with age.
It has even found its way into the place name of the area Sandy Lane. I hope you enjoy the pictures.