Surrounded by Industry
This body of work explores the industrial hinterlands that lie north of the River Tees. The vast majority of this area is a nature reserve on which Barnes volunteers. The surrounding industries play a vital role in the maintenance, management,and survival of the rich and diverse reserve.
The work attempts to show how nature can co-exist within an expansive industrial landscape. By photographing different locations around the wider Teesmouth National Nature Reserve also allows him to show that the ecosystem and biodiversity is fragile and any contamination could be catastrophic and that maintaining this delicate balance is critical for the future of the reserve and the wildlife that depends on it.