Photographer, Jack Orton explores feelings of disconnection in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Words by Jack Orton

Fragmentary: consisting of small disconnected or incomplete parts.

Fragmentary is a series based around the new town of Milton Keynes. Milton Keynes is one of the most connected towns within the UK, with its grid system design and many roundabouts connecting the town ,allowing it to become ever expanding with new homes and businesses. However a feeling of disconnection can be felt throughout the town as it struggles to find its soul. The now nostalgic dreams encouraging Londoners to move to a more open and green environment is beginning to take the test of time. Something is always missing in Milton Keynes and this project aims to explore this disconnection.

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