The Legacy project is a fascinating not-for-profit endeavour to capture the mystifying stone remains of prehistoric sites scattered across the British Isles. Ancient stone circles are a remarkable legacy of Neolithic Britain, their shadowy origins stirring the hushed whispers of fables and legends throughout the ages.
Escape with Jason Friend on an eloquent photographic journey that pays homage not only to the prehistoric remnants of a lost civilisation, but to the soul of a landscape immersed in mystery and wonder – a journey that aims to raise public awareness of these precious ancient monuments, and to assist in their preservation for future generations.
The Legacy project is the realisation of an idea that was inspired many years ago – it was Jason’s early visits to these sites that sparked his initial desire to learn photography. Spellbound by the power these archaic stone remnants wield across the landscape, Jason longed to capture the essence of these mysterious locations on film. This would take him on an incredible journey that would eventually lead to a career as a renowned professional landscape photographer.
Moving beyond a mere appreciation of the aesthetic, the aim of The Legacy Project is not simply to record the physical structure of these stone circles, but to instil a complete emotional experience which conveys the ethereal nature of these megalithic sites. Through this photographic journey, Jason wants the ancient spirit of the landscape to wash over you – for you to think, to feel, to imagine what once took place where the stones remain.
In order to capture the stark and dramatic tone of these mystical landscapes, the project is being shot entirely in black and white using a mixture of infrared film, and infrared converted digital cameras.
The Legacy Project continues to lead Jason along a fascinating path of discovery across the British Isles in search of the remnants of Neolithic Britain.