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 personal 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 Cafe, 428 Hale End Road, E4 9PB. Images will be on display from Friday 9th June to Sunday 25th June 2023.

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