During my artist residency in Dartmoor prison, I struggled to find a way to make the art to express the experience I had there. To move the project forward I started to make cyanotypes from the Prisoners Windows.
Each room was the same, each window was the same – yet there were subtle differences – like fingerprints.
Some prisoners used their windows as a makeshift fridge.
Some had a view of other parts of the prison.
A rare few prisoners had a view of Dartmoor countryside.
In each cell I was deeply saddened by how high the windows were, to photograph each of window I had to stand on prisoners beds with the camera held high.
A room with a view, but not one that you can look out of.