Project Description

This is a whimsical reflection on my home town. Henley’s original success lies in it’s location, half way between London and Oxford on the River Thames, which was once a major trade route; and locality still determines much of the town’s enduring prosperity. In recent years the population has increasingly tended to comprise of commuters who work in London, Oxford or Reading, so the transport infrastructure having changed from river to road remains central to the place’s identity.

Henley is a conservative, traditional market town in which church and the town council are quite central to community life. I’ve played with the idea – a bit tongue-in-cheek – of the role of these institutions.

These images were produced as a series of postcards that were distributed through local coffee shops on a non-profit basis. Just a bit of fun.