Swanscombe Marsh, an area on the periphery of London bordering the Thames, is a topography on the brink of extinction. Plans for a giant theme park are about to be implemented and will sweep away the existing landscape. At times windswept and wild, at other times peaceful and undisturbed, the mood of the marsh changes with the light, weather and seasons. My photographs, taken over the course of a year, show its wide open spaces and big skies as well as its quiet, melancholy beauty and traces of human activity. Although documentary in appearance, the images also serve as a record of my personal response to this marginal and threatened landscape. The work was undertaken as part of the Swanscombe Project, organised by the Crossing Lines Group – a collaboration between LIP members and the Centre for Urban and Community Research at Goldsmiths College.