My name is Mark Crean and I am a photographer based in Oxfordshire. After some years in book publishing, I realized that photography was for me and I have never looked back. What draws my interest are liminal, edgeland places, the neglected or forgotten, the pushed out or left behind, particularly in England’s more rural areas. These are the places where the cracks appear in society’s settled view of itself, the places where the light gets in. Recent projects include ‘Common Land’, on the traces of a rural rebellion in Oxfordshire against injustices that are still with us today, and ‘Silent City’, on the eerie other world of Oxford city at night during the pandemic of 2020–21. I graduated with an MA in Photography from Falmouth University in 2021.