Passing Time - Richard Chivers

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32 pp / 190 x 230mm
Staple Bound
Fedrigoni paper
First edition of 100


In his book the Architecture of Happiness Alain de Botton suggests “One of the great but often unmentioned causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment: the kinds of walls, chairs, buildings, and streets that surround us.”

The photographs in this project seek to question and re-evaluate urban spaces and Architecture and the psychology of these places on the individuals that inhabit them. Made more pertinent when viewed in a context of a global pandemic like Covid 19.

The work was made during 2020/ 2021, taking walks from my home in Brighton across the city. I would often take the same routes and explore the same spaces to try and get a better understanding of them.

Contemplating the psychological effect of quiet urban spaces on the individual that encounter them and how the city can shape the way we feel. Looking at the fabric of the place to try and reveal meaning, through history and memory, and a shared unconscious.

In Memory of a dear friend Richard Peters.


FIELD NOTES is a series of affordable zines showcasing photography projects which explore our relationship with 'place'.