Over the course of 12 months, photographer Steve Kenward has documented 46 craftspeople. People that use traditional methods to make unique, hand crafted products that still have relevance today. These people are passionate about what they do and take care in everything they produce.

Steve has travelled more than 6,000 miles around the UK shooting everyone from brickmaker and boatbuilder to knifemaker and neon artist, meeting 14 inquisitive dogs and 3 indifferent cats along the way.

I had the pleasure of meeting Steve last March, when he came to visit me at my workshop and photograph me at work. It was a wonderful opportunity for me to share my practice with him and for Steve to capture the details that surround me through the lens of his camera.

Growing up in Kent, Steve’s love of photography was inspired by the pages of National Geographic magazine, where a world outside the suburbs enticed him. After leaving school, he was lucky enough to get a job in a studio where he learned the fine art of tea making and the technical side of photography.

Visit www.stevekenward.com to see more of his work.

Visit www.materialmaterial.com to find out more about the exhibition and events.

at Material Gallery

3 Rivington St, London EC2A 3DT

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