For centuries, in popular culture, Arcadia has been referred to as an utopian vision. An imaginary place, fertile and rich.
In this series, Ian Howorth decides to explore his own utopian ideal of “home.” Having moved many times as a child before settling permanently in Britain, his relationship with change has been difficult.
The images in this series capture a retro nostalgia and constantly challenge our preconceived notions of beauty. Arcadia takes us from the serene seaside towns of the South to the Working Mens Clubs and forgotten factories of the North. Through his unique style and mastery of filmmaking, Ian sheds light on a contemporary Britain suffused with its past, allowing the viewer to draw his own conclusions.