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.

 

 

Market Stall. Coleford.

Market Stall. Coleford.

Bus Social Scene. Cinderford.

Bus Social Scene. Cinderford.

Car Show. Coleford.

Car Show. Coleford.

Child Swing. Cinderford.

Child Swing. Cinderford.

Containers. Ruerdean.

Containers. Ruerdean.

Building. Drybrook.

Building. Drybrook.

Brass Band Conductor. Lydbrook.

Brass Band Conductor. Lydbrook.

Football Pitch. Mitcheldean.

Football Pitch. Mitcheldean.

Player makes notes. Lydbrook.

Player makes notes. Lydbrook.

Man & Dog. Coleford.

Man & Dog. Coleford.

Traffic Accident. Westbury on Severn.

Traffic Accident. Westbury on Severn.

Rubbish Tip. Cinderford.

Rubbish Tip. Cinderford.

Washing Line. Cinderford.

Washing Line. Cinderford.

Caravan. Wigpool.

Caravan. Wigpool.

Zodiac. Forest of Dean.

Zodiac. Forest of Dean.

Phone Box. Clements End.

Phone Box. Clements End.

Queen Bean. Lydney.

Queen Bean. Lydney.

Street View. Bream.

Street View. Bream.

Bus Stop. Drybrook.

Bus Stop. Drybrook.

Telecom Wires. Cinderford.

Telecom Wires. Cinderford.

Youth. Cinderford.

Youth. Cinderford.

Number 23 Bus. On route to Lydney.

Number 23 Bus. On route to Lydney.

Spring Clean. Cinderford.

Spring Clean. Cinderford.

Bus Station. Lydney.

Bus Station. Lydney.

The Town. Lydney.

The Town. Lydney.

Shop Keeper. Cinderford.

Shop Keeper. Cinderford.

Road Mirror. Outside Coleford.

Road Mirror. Outside Coleford.

Lane. Soudley.

Lane. Soudley.

Tesco. Lydney.

Tesco. Lydney.

Local. Joys Green.

Local. Joys Green.

Train Museum. Lydney.

Train Museum. Lydney.

Street Scene. Cinderford.

Street Scene. Cinderford.

Classic Car Show, Coleford.

Classic Car Show, Coleford.

Coleford.

Coleford.

Trabant, Westbury.

Trabant, Westbury.

Bus Stop, Cinderford.

Bus Stop, Cinderford.

Len, and his Ariel.

Len, and his Ariel.

Caravan, Littledean.

Caravan, Littledean.

Sib, in his now closed shop.

Sib, in his now closed shop.

Barber Shop, Coleford.

Barber Shop, Coleford.

Richard, at Hopewell Colliery.

Richard, at Hopewell Colliery.

Vandalism, Cinderford.

Vandalism, Cinderford.

Garden, Cinderford.

Garden, Cinderford.

Street View, Cinderford.

Street View, Cinderford.

Anthony and his Mum, Cinderford.

Anthony and his Mum, Cinderford.

Beth, Lydney.

Beth, Lydney.

Littledean.

Littledean.

Bus Stop, Cinderford.

Bus Stop, Cinderford.

Paul, heading to town, Cinderford.

Paul, heading to town, Cinderford.

Lines of communication, Cinderford.

Lines of communication, Cinderford.

Sib, outside his shop, a local landmark, now sadly gone.

Sib, outside his shop, a local landmark, now sadly gone.

Crooked End Farm. Crooked End.

Crooked End Farm. Crooked End.

Music Festival, Coleford.

Music Festival, Coleford.

Another landmark consigned to history, Littledean.

Another landmark consigned to history, Littledean.

Folk Players, Coleford.

Folk Players, Coleford.

Number 23 Bus, Coleford.

Number 23 Bus, Coleford.

Outlaws, Coleford.

Outlaws, Coleford.

Ex Engineers, Coleford.

Ex Engineers, Coleford.

Car Show, Coleford.

Car Show, Coleford.

Liz, Cinderford.

Liz, Cinderford.

Bus stop, Plump Hill.

Bus stop, Plump Hill.

Man and Dog, Coleford.

Man and Dog, Coleford.