For my new album 'Life On Land' I decided to take photographs of my local area in Haringey, London. My mindset in writing the album was focused on the city around me; it's multicultural-ness, the hectic fast pace, the colours, the harshness, the loneliness.
A few years ago a group of artists called The Turnpike Art Group http://www.turnpikeartgroup.co.uk/p/t.html started creating a variety of interesting installations throughout the area. I love the way the artists combined the natural and urban environment to create works of art which enhanced the local surroundings to reflect their vibrancy, edginess and beauty.
There is so much about London that inspires me, not just in the grandiose architecture of the central precincts but also in the neighbourhoods that each have an individual character and 'vibe'. I think this is reflected in many of the songs on the album and I thought these photos would be a great way to represent that impression.