Mike Steven has just completed BA (Hons) in Photography and Film at Edinburgh Napier University. His major project examined the equal fragility of both the built and natural environment, and focused this theme around the Palladian ruin of Mavisbank House, in the project Reverenc’d in decay.
“From a beacon of wealth, art and music at the height of the Scottish Enlightenment, to a burnt-out shell, used as a car dump and frequently vandalised, the building and its grounds have faced many changes over the last 285 years. The house has however, remained a constant in the valley, and small traces of its history remain. It is these traces I am exploring, recreating glimpses into its past.”
To see the full series of Reverenc’d In Decay, and other work by Mike Steven, please visit www.mikephotography.co.uk