Retrospecting Sandy Hill

Chris Shaw,Retrospecting Sandy Hill

Chris Shaw
Retrospecting Sandy Hill

Photographs: Chris Shaw

Publisher: Morel Books

96 pages

Year: 2015

Price: 75

Comments: Hardcover, 320 x 225 mm. First edition, 2015. Limited edition of 500 copies. New.

"Sandy Hill Estate lies to the North West of Farnham, on the border of Surrey and Hampshire. A mixture of private and council housing, the estate was designed around a through road, which ran like a spine, with cul-de-sacs leading off it to parking areas made up of open areas and garages. The houses were of unusual design - with the back of the homes facing the roads and garages, and the fronts opening onto small interlocking courtyards interlaced with a network of footways. While studying photography at a local art college in 1987,  I discovered this place. I felt alienated from my fellow students, but found a home on the Sandy Hill Estate. Over the next three years I gave people photo prints which led to more pictures - the camera was an excuse really. I liked talking to ‘normal’ people. Obviously they were obsessed with cars and bikes - they were ‘normal’ to me." 

Chris Shaw


Chris Shaw,Retrospecting Sandy Hill

Chris Shaw,Retrospecting Sandy Hill

Chris Shaw,Retrospecting Sandy Hill

Chris Shaw,Retrospecting Sandy Hill

Chris Shaw,Retrospecting Sandy Hill

Chris Shaw,Retrospecting Sandy Hill

Chris Shaw,Retrospecting Sandy Hill

Chris Shaw,Retrospecting Sandy Hill

Chris Shaw,Retrospecting Sandy Hill

Chris Shaw,Retrospecting Sandy Hill

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