My focus is the humanity of the person in front of the camera. I draw on the works of Jung and Rogers to help inform these engagements. State of mind, gender identity, sexuality, change, conformity and vulnerability are all prevalent motifs in my work, but it is this last phenomenon, our vulnerability, that interests me most. It is when we are at our most vulnerable that our humanity is most readily evident; it is in our collective vulnerability that all our humanity lies.
I aspire to a ‘Rogerian’ approach in my photographic process. Based on the techniques developed by Carl Rogers, this methodology advocates creating a true empathetic bond between client and therapist in order to better understand the perspective and experience of that individual.
In pursuit of this, I recently made the decision to revert back to shooting film, favouring the patience and serendipity that this medium demands and lends to my work.