Images from the series THE EXCURSIONISTS
prior to modern-day tourism, there was what was known as the Excursion. people would take a day trip to a nearby village, park or historical site, usually with a picnic, as a way of allowing themselves a small treat.
these days we seem to have lost much of what it means to play tourist in your own backyard and this series is meant to remind us all that a local excursion can be just as good, if not better, than travelling to the far reaches of the earth.
hopefully these photographs will encourage others to pack a lunch and explore their local environs more regularly