Almost uniquely British and gradually disappearing from the countryside, the stile is a symbol of a world being left behind.
Every stile is unique, hand made, perhaps by someone who had never made a stile before. Stiles solve a unique and specific problem; how to keep one set of animals from straying from where they should be whilst allowing another set of animals to pass freely. Stiles stand on literal and metaphorical boundaries.
I want to document as many stiles as I could before they are replaced with factory produced gates, and Instagram was to obvious place to do that. Whether you have an Instagram account or not, go to stiles.style to see the greatest collection of stiles on the internet.
The stiles are also available as NFTs as I explore how the physical and digital worlds mix and merge.