Between 1983 and 1986 I rented a former gamekeeper's cottage (Pheasant Lodge) on a shooting estate near Scarborough, North Yorkshire. The house was basic, but cheap and spacious and its location at the heart of the estate allowed me the opportunity to wander and explore the woods, lakes and the gravel quarry that was right beside my cottage.
I was intrigued by the way in which what seemed at first a wild place, was in fact highly managed and shaped by the industries of the estate. I was also fascinated by my experiences of its almost elemental characteristics, situations such as the crow traps, little bridges and other signs that are common in such places.
This was a long-term project that explored the structure of the landscape just outside my door and here are a set of images that are edited from the overall work.