Ow Bist Owd Butty.
A documentary photography project made during 2017 in the Forest of Dean. The images on this page are from that project. I spent nearly eight months travelling on foot, using the local bus service to bridge the bigger gaps. I travelled light, taking with me each day just my Leica, film, rain coat and a few pounds for tea.
The work is ongoing, hence the addition of new photographs. A collection of 50 images were on show at Artspace, Cinderford at the start of 2018. This show was a major success with a large turn out for the opening night and enjoying a regular flow of visitors until the show closed at the end of March, the images had a double page spread in Creates magazine, produced by Creates Gallery, Monmouth. All of the photographs from this project are available to buy, please contact me or visit the SHOP page. “Ow Bist Owd Butty” is available for show in exhibition form, please get in touch to discuss your event/space etc.
"We often see images of the Forest of Dean that capture its incredible natural beauty; the landscape, the bluebells, the wildlife. This exhibition feels unique, in that it scratches below the surface and documents the contrast between the outstanding rural beauty and the urban. David Cross captures something equally beautiful in the everyday aspects of the living, working towns and villages and, most importantly the people - the communities - that make the Forest of Dean such a special place." Artspace Cinderford.