When you move away from somewhere you spent 18 years living, you tend to notice things you'd become accustomed to. Things you became blind to start to stand out. Parts of the every-day, things that happen so often they become the 'norm'.
Since returning to my home town of Poulton-Le-Fylde, after living away for several years one of the first things I noticed was how quiet the streets seemed to be. I took a walk around the estate without my camera, making notes on things that had changed. I couldn't help but notice that all of the places I would spend time with my friends had either been demolished, changed or "regenerated". I spent around a week on this small book photographing places of significance to me, and talking with people I passed on the street. Between the pages of images lay sheets of tracing paper, with peoples thoughts, memories and ideas. The book is handmade and bound by myself as a one-off edition, with plans to produce more as the project continues.