"An Honest Trade" is a project I undertook at the beginning of my photography career in 2014 - highlighting 20 trades, with the 20 best photos showcased from each shoot.
The project came about from my interest in small business, especially those that build or make something with their hands and move back to the way things used to be done. The people and businesses I chose to feature didn't all necessarily make things by hand, but the common thread was that they are all what I considered 'honest trades' - involving manual labour and hard work. To me, there is far more value in something that has had love and sweat poured into the production of it - it's not all about cheap prices and fast turnarounds in a country offshore somewhere.
I was also intrigued by people's workspaces, and what they surrounded themselves with in order to inspire themselves everyday.
This project gave me the opportunity to meet some amazing people, highlight their skills and talent to the world, and also honed my skills in my love of photography. I hope you enjoy!