A journey into the work of DEREK HENDERSON
I’m not a religious person but I do think that if there were a God, then he or she is in the
details – in the way that things are constructed, touching all points of the universe. It’s something you can’t quite put your finger on. It’s the unknown.
That unknown is what I look for when taking pictures. The unexplained, what’s inside the house with the curtains drawn, who lives there, what do they do, how do they think about the world. Why is that place abandoned, what happened here. Who was here before me. Who walked along this track and where does it go. Should I be here, who owns this place. Do these places hold the memories of people.
These are just a few of things that are in my head when I go and take pictures.