The Visitor project (2006 - 2010) began after I moved to London in 2006, having received an exchange grant to attend the Slade School of Fine Art. Not knowing anyone in the city, and being curious as to what was behind the walls along the pavements where I was walking, I began to ask strangers (mostly at the Slade) for permission to photograph their backyard - a common metaphor for territoriality - whatever shape it might take. These encounters was my way of penetrating social and architectural barriers in a novel environment.
Space All Over: The Transient Village Green since 2008. All images copyright Anna Lise Jensen.