DANIEL KEYS

SILENT SPRING REDUX

In 2011 I made the series Silent Spring, a reaction to living in Britain which was still struggling to find its way out of the "Great Recession" of 2008 and the effect mass unemployment and the cutting of funding to mental health services was having to those vulnerable within the country.

I decided to revisit the series by looking at some of the unused images from it. I decided to look at them in black and white to differentiate between the 2 series and focus on the more varied images within that shoot. I wanted to see if by allowing the faces of the subjects to be seen it would change the impact of the images. I decided to retitle the images based on the location they were taken.

black and white photo of a woman standing in a rugby field in a white nightdressGreen Road black and white photo of a woman with a shaved head standing in a housing estateThe Poplars woman sat behind a car with a tarpauling covering itSherfield Gardens Woman standing behind a greenhouse in a rundown gardenAvenue Road woman standing staring at a folded up outdoor patio umbrellaTrent Gardens Woman staring a door in a housing estateOrchard Avenue Woman standing on the edge of a road Oakdale Womanstanding in an overgrown gardenHood Avenue Woman standing on a roofBramley Road