Desolate Beginnings is the exploration of rural and small town living for young adults and the issues they face, growing up somewhere with few opportunities. This topic is explored through anecdotes of young adults who have experienced this small town syndrome as well discussions of differing viewpoints on topical issues such as racism, varying within age groups. The overall aim of this publication is to highlight the juxtaposition between city life and small town life and the difficulties this causes for many young people.
This image is an example of real conversations had with small town locals which emphasises the lack of consideration and knowledge of other religions and cultures that are not widely seen in such small areas. The image on the right is to convey the lack of changing ideals and morals in such places through the use of fashion.