As you know by now, my project is about succession. I want to take a close look at how a heathland turns into a woodland over time. Over the past couple of year, volunteers in Horsell Common have chopped down areas of the woodland in order for the heathland to start growing. This is where I'll be taking my photographs.
Succession is an incredibly long process, and unfortunately I only have 3 months to finish this project. Therefore, I'm shooting 4 stages in different location in the common. The first stage will be the clearing, so where the trees have just been chopped down. The second stage is the heathland, the third is where the trees are starting to overtake the heathland and the final stage is the woodland.
I am photographing every stage in exactly the same style, with the horizon at the same height, same natural lighting and the same vantage point. By shooting all the photos in the same way, I'll hopefully achieve enough repetition so that it appears as though the photographs are taken in the same place over a very long space of time.