Unit of Work: Adventures in Industrial Estates

Matthew Garbutt

‘Unit of Work’ is a visual journey through the industrial estates / areas, business parks and retail outlets I passed through while on my travels around England in 2022.

Typically populated by simple, functional constructions with corrugated surfaces, brickwork and folding / sliding doors, these areas still manage to offer an appealing mixture of shapes, colours, patterns and textures which I have tried to capture in this gallery.

Some of the structures are new, some are old, some are falling apart - but all have a beauty in their mundanity.

Artist biography

I am a Brighton & Hove-based photographer, my pictures represent my exploration of the overlooked and unloved corners of the urban landscape.

I like to find beauty in the banality of the built environment - in the back streets, the industrial estates, concrete jungles, old ports, car parks and tatty seaside resorts - the ordinary is extraordinary.