india mae alby

Rolling Distance

This is a long-term multisensory project about Rolling Distance, a group of skaters

who meet twice a week in Sainsbury’s Merton car park to rollerskate and socialise

together. To rethink my photographic practice, I made a short film and a card

game about the skaters. I also joined the community and learnt to skate to

immerse myself in the emotion and spirit I was trying to capture. This

experience has changed my relationship with my local area, my cultural identity

and my body. Totally embracing newness, physical movement and childish fun

allowed me to capture how Londoners, especially Black Londoners, escape the

miseries of capitalism using very few tools