This project was photographed around Bradwell nuclear power station, which is located on the Dengie peninsula in Essex and is no longer in operation. It generated electricity for forty years between 1962 and 2002 and, according to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), it is currently in the defueling phase of its lifecycle. The preparation phase is now in progress at the site ready for the care and maintenance phase to begin in 2027. This will be followed by the final site clearance and de-licensing due to commence in 2095 with a finish date by 2104. The long term planning of decommissioning Bradwell power station will have a profound effect on generations to come, leading to feelings of uncertainty.
Decommissioned is a body of work, which explores the relationship between humans and their natural environment and it emphasizes the fragility and transience of the landscape. It is a visual exploration of Burkean notion of the sublime combined with contemporary understanding of the concept.
Series of Three Giclée Prints, 40'' x 30''
Project was exhibited in June 2013 at Free Range, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London.