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Gavin Trafford: My Rimrose Story

I started the ‘My Rimrose’ project as part of my BA Digital Imaging and Photography course.

One area of photography I am interested in is social collaboration. Rimrose Valley is a place I have frequented over the years, and the proposal to build a road through the middle of it is madness.

I used to cycle through Rimrose Valley when I worked at Littlewoods in Crosby and also enjoyed many days playing football and having picnics when my children were young.

I made contact with Save Rimrose Valley, Rimrose Valley Friends, Rimrose Runners, and a local scout group to explore the range of activities that take place in the valley, and to record their feelings about the proposed road.

I wanted to use different media and content, so I used audio, my photography and also press cuttings and social media posts.

I then made all of this content into a website which you can visit here:

I didn’t just want to make a normal static page website, I wanted it to feel like an exploration of Rimrose Valley and all that goes on there.

I have only scratched the surface so far, and I am hoping to continue once things return to some sort of normality.

When that happens, hopefully in the near future, if you’d like to collaborate on anything, please feel free to email me at:

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