Last year I was commissioned to photograph a garden and exteriors of a house which had a very interesting and emotional history. The house and the land were going up for sale but it had previously been a family home where all of the children had grown up before the elderly parents died. Naturally they had wonderful memories of playing in the garden and wanted me to capture it for them.
The house stood empty with everything left as it was. Teracotta pots near the greenhouse which once overflowed with homegrown strawberries, fruit canes left to seed, a boat house no longer used, disused children’s play equipment and a workshop left exactly as it was. Here’s just a few shots from this very emotive session.
I’d call this documenting social history photography in Oxfordshire and it’s something I have an absolute passion for. If you have a family home which you’d like to record with photographs, please get in touch.