In his ongoing series, New Topographics, Bradford-based photographer Stuart Allen indulges his love of minimalist architectural photography, capturing lone buildings in isolation.
During a recent holiday to Morocco, Stuart's hotel was next to a village called Douar Erha, just south of Marrakech and this formed the basis of his latest work. "Being in an area frequented by tourists, the village has its fair share of holiday villas and hotels," he said. "However, surrounding these are the more humble homes and shops of locals. I was naturally inspired by the shape, form and line of the buildings, as well as their eerily isolated feel.
"But despite the unfinished look of the buildings and little signs of life, it is quite evident that they are habited. In fact, I was invited into one of the homes to share mint tea and Arabic bread with the family!"