This work came about whilst revisiting my hometown of Stoke-on-Trent. Although Stoke is known as a dump, these pictures look upon it in a nostalgic way. The scenes I documented were familiar, but ones which, until I removed myself to the distance of photographer, had been looked at but never seen. This work is as much about me returning to and being part of this way of life, as it is about chronicling it for others. 35mm film and darkroom prints reference a bygone era of better days. I aimed to create images without obvious identifying features, allowing any place to be projected onto them. So although they are personal and autobiographical to me, they could also serve as a reflection of British culture in general.