To most people the natural world is somewhat of an anomaly, only encountering natural wildlife fleetingly and sometimes without even being conscious of it. This world becomes even more bewildering when night descends and the whole terrain appears to transform. Through these images, we cross the threshold into an unfamiliar realm, guided by dogs into a tense and mysterious world. We stumble across animals that we know, yet have become alien to us. These photographs are intended to show our turbulent relationship with animals and highlight how estranged from the natural world we have become.
I am a Welsh documentary photographer based in South East and South West Wales. The main focus of my photography and research is exploring animals, our relationships with them and the natural world.
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