My first visits to North America in the 1960s revealed a wealth of experiences foreign to my world in northern England. The space, light, scale & enthusiasm of its land & peoples etched a profound mark into my subconscious. After 15 years documenting the remnants of the rise and fall of Europe’s great cultures, I started to look further afield towards the new powers on the horizon ; India, Brazil & China. Over 2007/2008, 3 journeys to that last nation showed me the largest scale of infrastructure investment on the planet across China. With the arrival of Barack Obama, I was ready to re-experience the US, hoping to taste & touch some of that nostalgia of my childhood.
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