On December 5th, 2015, Storm Desmond hit the North and West of the United Kingdom, smashing rainfall records, and causing widespread flooding and destruction. Rothay is a collection of photographs taken in the aftermath of the storm, recording its violent effect on the landscape of the Rothay river valley in the Lake District, and the many strange and beautiful changes that took place. The project explores our relationship with the landscape, and the subtle ways in which it changes at the edge of what we see.
Rothay will be exhibited at the Heaton Cooper Studio Archive Gallery in Grasmere in October-November 2019, and will also be available as a book. In the mean time, please view the gallery for a small selection of images.