In 2013 I was commissioned by the Nuffield Trust to produce a series of images for patient rooms in the new Chesterfield Hospital, Bristol.
Hospitals often have fish tanks to brighten up wards, some of these have been removed due to health concerns. The images created are a homage to these tanks.
Aquariums appealed due to their inherent tension. They house underwater habitats few would normally be able to experience; yet these environments are highly controlled and artificial, with sea life thousands of miles from their natural habitat. The coral reefs photographed are artificial, a manmade environment that is as much for our entertainment as the tanks inhabitants.
The intention was to create images the patients could really inhabit and explore during their recovery, environments they will hopefully not tire of.