My current work explores the night sky in St. Helens and the Liverpool area and the effect of light pollution. My interest initially peaked in night sky photography when I had the opportunity to view the Milky Way at a dark sky site and realised how much light pollution has taken over our lives. It became clear how many stars are in our night sky and how I have become familiar with the stars (or rather lack of) in our local area.
Whilst out in the field, I am captivated by the night sky and the calmness that comes with the darkness. In my photographs, I captured how light pollution produces a yellow/white glow over where we live, and how this ‘bubble’ stops us from seeing the night sky for all its beauty. I wanted to capture the planets we are capable of seeing too if it is a very clear night, in each of my images you can see Jupiter and it just makes you think: ‘how many planets and stars are we missing out on?’ due to the light pollution and the continuing growth of our community.