Old and new friends are featured in this gorgeous love letter to my home, Somerset. Henry Temperley, who co-directed the film, writes,
“It wasn’t until the edit that connections between these lives began to emerge. All of the people we met along the way shared a quiet, creative spirit of individuality and had worked hard to find a life that fulfilled them, often foregoing the trappings of modern society and the status quo. It seemed these deeply thoughtful people had gravitated towards Somerset or stayed there as it’s a place that not only allows but celebrates this individuality.”
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Over the past year documentary and fashion photographer Matilda Temperley has been exploring the county with her camera.
As well as capturing Somerset’s wonderful distinctiveness, the project has also documented some of the issues facing rural communities.
It includes portraits of the industries synonymous with the area such as elverers, peat-diggers, cheddar cheese makers, cider farmers and withy growers. It also reflects a rapidly changing landscape. Somerset’s alternative communities and its unmissable annual celebrations feature too. Matilda says –
“Looking a little harder at my surroundings has been an incredible adventure. It is more diverse and interesting than I ever imagined, and I have only scratched the surface,”
Matilda Temperley: A View from the Hill is open at Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury 22 December 2018 – 1 June 2019.
Admission as part of entry. #srlmmatildatemperley
Matilda’s accompanying photo book, ‘Somerset: A View From The Hill’, will be out shortly and available from her website.