I am present, and yet I am not here

Building upon memories of childhood, photographer, George Holder, captures a world in-between reality and imagination

Words by George Holder

I have a confusing relationship with the landscape I live in, I hate it, and yet I love it.

Clinging to the romantic ideal of living somewhere you love, I have searched for places that inspire me, that seem
shrouded with mystery and draw me away from reality.

Empty places with mere fragments of a civilisation, like all of humanity has suddenly vanished.

There’s a narrative to these places that I don’t know and so I make up my own, create an identity for the places that surround me, imagining not that I am somewhere else, but redefining where I am. Building on memories from my childhood, I have created a world that exists in the middle of reality and imagination.

I am present, and yet I am not here.

As a publisher and Community Interest Company, TRIP is dedicated to showcasing unconventional stories that may otherwise be overlooked. We aim to give a platform to the unseen and a microphone to the ignored. Expression is a right and should not be confined to those that can afford to work for free; which is why we strive to support a diverse range of creatives in their work, commissioning exciting projects and creatives to visualize them.

Founded as a magazine in 2013 by photographer, Dean Davies, TRIP was born from a desire to provide opportunity and exposure for image-makers across multiple platforms and medias. With a focus on people and place, in 5 years TRIP gained a loyal readership, and became known for its honest image output and representation of the underrepresented, featuring over 800 image-makers from across the world through a website, 5 magazines and 3 free zines.

As TRIP C.I.C. we are not interested in profiting from the activities of the organization, and re-invest all income back in to consecutive publishing projects.

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