England My England

England My England, Photo and Video Essay, 2018

Taking its title from the 1995 film, England, My England, about the life of composer Henry Purcell (through the eyes of a 1960s playwright) this photo and video essay follows a selection of young, male bands as they balance their daily lives with their aspirations of making a success of music. The work examines class, performances of masculinity and the political climate in England, 2018. Contemporary masculine identities are interrogated through a series of images, interviews and written essay.