My fascination with car parks grew out of a need to expand upon my range of subject matter, from
specifically derelict urbex sites to general urban areas. As if to prove a point to myself I begun to
poke around the backs of buildings, wander down alleyways, peer into empty shops and explore the
ubiquitous concrete edifices of car parks. I sought to seek the same sense of frisson but in the most
As constructed architectural spaces these non-places are all the more fascinating because they are
not, generally, conceived as high architecture. The structures are functional but throwaway. Yet
photographed from the right angle these leftover concrete corners and subterranean bunkers, with
their delineating white markings, reveal themselves to be deeply fascinating spaces.
‘Conceptualising Car Parks’ belongs to a larger body of work, which includes ‘Transitory Spaces’
and ‘Incidental Corners.’ These forgotten and pissed in places are analogous to repressed thoughts
and memories. The images selected are the ones which best capture this ambiguity. It is this
disquieting sense of place which I am always seeking to capture.