The Ching

The Ching is a tributary of The River Lea in North East London. If flows from its source at Connaught Water, through parts of Epping Forest, past residential streets, playgrounds, the London Overground, supermarkets and finally under the North Circular before joining the Lea.

In this ongoing project, I am documenting the whole route throughout the seasons; its natural stunning beauty and the shocking human impact. It is home to an abundance of wildlife and nature as it meanders through lush forest, surviving alongside discarded furniture, shopping trolleys and concrete.

A selection of images from this body of work will be exhibited as part of the Highams Park Art Trail at Karya Bistro, 428 Hale End Road, E4 9PB. Images will be on display from Friday 9th June to Sunday 25th June 2023. Please come and visit! Join me at the launch on Saturday 10th June from 7pm.

Prints are available to purchase. 50cm x 70cm lustre photographs are £80 each or framed for £110. To order please contact me at / 07729 240571 / @benrowephotos

Sofa, Hatch Forest

Roundabout, Friday Hill

Ballons, Oak Hill / Reflection, Hatch Forest

Snow, Whitehall Plain

Jungle, Vincent Road

Lake, Highams Park

Mist, Walthamstow Stadium

Trolley, Crooked Billet

Tunnel, North Circular