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Unintended Consequences
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   In addition to the series about invasive plant species, this is a series of pictures exploring the fascination with birds' egg collecting in the Victorian/ Edwardian period and the way in which we view this now illegal 'hobby' today.  Both series were  shown in  Rochdale   under the joint title  UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES   At the turn of the century children were encouraged to hunt for eggs and build a collection to connect with and learn about nature, over the 20th Century the hobby became a crime as legislation in the 1950s made it  illegal  to trade and collect eggs, and since the 1980s it has been against the law to even possess them. However, if you search on ebay you can still find eggs for collections and while most are replicas, there have been recent incidents of real eggs sold as 'replicas' to collectors using code language to attract potential buyers. From time to time headlines are hit with the exposure of people with enormous collections of eggs (even a former  policeman! ).  The work will explore the motivation of collection and its consequences.
Avocet
Egg theft 2
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photographs of birds' nests
Instances of photography and disturbance
Red Amber and Green (in progress)
Red Amber and Green in progress
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