I began shooting this project almost a year ago. It came about as a result of a conversation with a friend about 'community'. In truth I had already been thinking about photographing some of the people in my town, so this conversation gave me some impetus. The montage you see here, which measures just over 6'x4' will eventually reside in the meeting room of a local business, but before that the work will hang in the Dorking Halls and then spend a month at the local museum. I have also created a dedicated website called The Dorkinians (Portrait of a Community) to show the portraits as well as a number of landscapes and still life images I have made, and an explanation of the concept to add some background to the portraits.