I photograph, because I am interested in people and their everyday lives. Through photography I want to develop closer relationships, and ultimately to share in our common humanity. In this way, photography is both an excuse to start a conversation and a comma or full stop in that conversation, capturing the moment in time. I feel that a photograph gives form to time and fills it with physical meaning. As memory fades, photographs remain vivid, physical repositories of our significance.
Photography is also a means of discovering what that significance is – who we are. So for me, being a sort of hybrid between two very different cultures, photography is self-research.