“Walking Home”, 2017 | Lucy Jarvis


Lucy is a recent BA (Hons) Photography graduate from The University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. Her photographic practice explores psychogeography and the landscape through the predominant use of large format photography that continues to contextually influence her work through its inherently slow process. She's also co-founder of "Untitled Collective" - an online photography magazine showcasing the work of emerging and established photographic artists.

We asked Lucy to tell us about her most recent series 'Walking Home'.

In order to form a connection with the unknown places surrounding a 90 mile driving route I decided to walk home. The journey, made entirely on foot, spanned 5 days from my University house in Surrey to my childhood home in Essex taking me through four towns that would be my milestones for the journey and a place to stay each night.

In order to carefully consider my relationship with these places I wanted to completely exclude everything that encompass’ my car journey and delve into this incredibly slow walk. I used ordnance survey maps to navigate my whole journey and chose not to use technology that may interfere with the process. It was particularly important to me to make my photographs on a large format camera to bring this inherently slow process together, resulting in a series of photographs that question the relationship I have found within these surrounding places.

For more of Lucy's work, go to www.lucymariejarvis.com

All images and text © Lucy Jarvis