As the Bristol Wood Recycling Project prepares to vacate its Cattle Market Road site - home of the organisation for the past 14 years - I felt compelled to create a photographic documentation of the community. For the past four months I have been given open access to Bristol Wood Recycling Project’s staff and volunteers, exploring the organisations importance to the city of Bristol. The documentary project principally explores the importance of this project to those who utilise the wood for their own DIY projects or livelihoods, using the recycled wood instead of using corporate timber yards.
Within this series of images I have aimed to capture the symbiosis between Bristol Wood Recycling Project’s devotion to its social and ethical consciousness, alongside it’s reliance on the wider community, helping it succeed its principles. For this reason I have predominantly captured portraits, showing the communities engagement with the wood yard and it’s reliable support network for volunteers, enabling them to grow practical and social skills.
The aim of this project on a whole is to share and celebrate this wonderful community project and support it through the difficult time it is experiencing at present. I hope you will join me in supporting them in their next chapter.