Black Country Type

Black Country Type by Tom Hicks

Artist Tom Hicks has spent the last six years documenting the post-industrial landscape of the West Midlands, in the UK. His images are taken on free-from explorations through the region, typically by bicycle.

His photographs focus on a region known as The Black Country, an area that derives its name from the period when it was the smoke-filled center of the Industrial Revolution.

With an emphasis on color, Hicks’ images explore decline and change in the region, focusing on buildings, objects and typography.

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