Plotlands of Shepperton: Photographs 2004 - 2016 (Paperback)
This book provides photographic documentation of the houses on five plotland sites in Shepperton. 27 small colour photographs document Hamhaugh Island in 2004. There are then 14 full page photos of views across the Thames showing the riverside dwelling on the other bank. In addition there are 21 full page photographs of the plotland chalets in close-up view. Two of these are panoramas across a two page spread. A short section to finish has photographs of riverside chalets further downstream at Sunbury, Hampton and Eel Pie Island in Twickenham. Finally, there is a photograph of author JG Ballard's semi-detached brick house in Shepperton. The 'footnotes' that run along the bottom of the pages under the photographs are a river of words which are intended to reflect deeper significance into the images floating above them.
This is the second collection of colour photographs in a series that will illustrate the Plotlands of the UK in a way that does not seem to have been attempted before. It is hoped that this will provide the basis for a renewed debate on this method of providing first homes for working class people.