Walking Home – Lucy Jarvis
In order to form a connection with the unknown places surrounding a 90-mile driving route, I decided to walk home. The journey, made entirely on foot, spanned 5 days from my University house in Surrey to my childhood home in Essex taking me through four towns that would be my milestones for the journey and a place to stay each night.
In order to carefully consider my relationship with these places, I wanted to completely exclude everything that encompasses’ my car journey and delve into this incredibly slow walk. I used ordnance survey maps to navigate my whole journey and chose not to use technology that may interfere with the process. It was particularly important to me to make my photographs on a large format camera to bring this inherently slow process together, resulting in a series of photographs that question the relationship I have found within these surrounding places.
Lucy Jarvis is a British artist from the South East of England. Jarvis is currently based in Belfast whilst studying for her MFA in Photography at Belfast School of Art, Ulster University. She graduated from the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham in 2017 with a First-class honours degree in Photography and her photographic practice explores psychogeography and the landscape through the predominant use of large format photography that continues to contextually influence her work through its inherently slow process.