Watford is a between place. Located inside the M25 but not London and within the boundary of Hertfordshire but not the pastoral countryside ideal of the home counties either.
It is also a place that I have lived for the past 7 years without feeling properly connected to so I have spent the past few months attempting to have a proper dialogue with this place, which has helped me to re-evaluate the idea of home and sanctuary, forging a new relationship with this space and the people I share it with.
In ‘I hope this finds you safe and well’ Phil Hill takes us for a walk in Watford, the place he lives, a place that feels in-between one thing and another. This sequence of images wasn’t made with the intention to show us what Watford is in any kind of objective way, but rather to learn something about it. It was an opportunity for the photographer to explore a gap in connection he felt with the place he lives, an opportunity to explore that space between one thing and another.