Steve McCoy and Stephanie Wynne are based in Merseyside with a commercial photographic partnership and a fine art practice relating to landscape and the environment.
During the Liverpool Biennial this year they launched their book and photographic exhibition of quiescent places awaiting their planned regeneration.
Over the past 5 years they have responded to buildings and environments that are about to undergo a change of use.
The photographs depict the subjects during a period of stasis, after one use has ceased and before the next begins. They are not images of abandonment or dereliction but a document of calm hiatus before the clamour of redevelopment begins. Evidence of former occupations remain but also traces of present occupation, an appropriation of the space by birds and plants.
The spaces, both internal and external, have a future use outlined for them and most were photographed just before the moment of change and redevelopment when they were transformed to meet new needs.