A Step Back in Time #3

by Sophie aged 16 years old. Year 11 Cranleigh School, Surrey

‘I love the play of when the inside goes outside. Camps in the woods. Tree houses. Planks of wood over a stream to an island... so much of photography’s successes lies in a genuine sense of play and make believe. The more you believe it. The more the viewer believes it. I believe in this photograph And I’d like to have a steaming hot outdoor bath in the Cranleigh snow.’ Tim Walker

‘Such an imaginative use of ‘found’ props. Starting out and not having access to any elaborate decoration, Beaton would use what was to hand at home to create his fantasies. This is very in his spirit!’ Robin Muir