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A small plot of land - Projects - Danilo Murru Photographer


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A small plot of land is a series of 28 portraits taken in Creighton Road Allotments during the past 18 months by Danilo Murru, Tottenham based photographer and allotment holder.

Tottenham is known to be one of the most diverse areas of the Capital. The allotments reflect this aspect of our neighbourhood beautifully.

Having an allotment is a much greater thing than what it may seem from the outside. It’s a place where people come to spend time with their family and friends; cooking, eating and drinking; a place to feel at peace, a place to cry, a retreat from busy, stressful city life. It is hard work, tiring and can often feel relentless but the rare opportunity to do something so physical, with your own bare hands, outside in the fresh air is infinitely rewarding.

It is surreal to be picking tomatoes and digging up potatoes in the middle of such a dense urban environment, even more surreal and precious with the £1 billion Spurs stadium next door.

By nature the allotments are a fantastic example of sustainability. Here, nothing goes to waste. Everything is reused again and again - to build a shed, a greenhouse, or just to embellish a plot.

The simple aim of this photographic project is to celebrate diversity, integration and the coming together of people from different walks of life to perform the simple human act of growing their own fruit and veg on a small plot of land.