These pictures were found deep inside my subconcious and reflect imagined 1960's childhood memories, aspirations and fears !
When I was five years old I wanted to be an astronaut and hoped that the aliens I encountered would be friendly , this was the era of Telstar, moon landings and optimism.
I thought I would grow up in a brighter better new world, childhood optimism ?
When I look around me now I see a fractured decaying society and a breakdown of community values ,whatever happened to our future ?
Did we buy washing machines when we should have been building launderettes ?
This conceptual project was created as a response to the 2018 , Reclaim Photography Festival brief , Reclaim Your Future .