My practice depicts cultural heritage in the present with a focus on Design History in the everyday. I work on themed project in partnership with local communities and heritage professionals.

The photography straddles a boundary between documentary and art. The images are constructed with a careful choice of content, framing and lighting to create an evocative image that captures a sense of place. Combining the photography with oral history and environmental sound I create short films.

Influenced by social realism, a critical concept is to keep a balance between the individual and universal qualities of spaces so that one image can potentially represent many places.  My work encourages and enables people to share unspoken thoughts and memories about subjects whilst they are still part of contemporary life.

I am currently studying a practice-based PhD at Kingston University School of Film and Photography.

Maxine Beuret.