A Flaneuse, I wander, observe, exploring those spaces often overlooked, trying to understand the world around me and contemplating themes of temporality, memory and the everyday. This work situates itself on Regents Canal in London. A nine mile journey from to east to west, the canal is a place of history and memory, patterns and accidents, idiosyncrasies and contradictions. Through repeated journeys along the tow path observing and recording, keeping a notebook and returning later with a camera to document stories revealed to me by the canal. They are infused with a sense of isolation and stillness, despite a conspicuous absence of the body, the photographs emit a human presence, only the remnants endure. In this process my photographs shape themselves finding the traces of what has been left behind. They create a platform for a story to be told, one that reflects within the viewer’s own history and memory. The work is informed not only by the human relationships that took place in these spaces over time, but also by the social and political impact which now only remains in the evidence left behind. This work reveals a fragmented city and the transitory nature of the shifting urban landscapes of our everyday life; the scars and traces left behind from the social, cultural and industrial forces that have shaped London. Urban Drift are the archived deposits defining us and the world we live in.