FINDING PATTERNS IN THE ENTROPY OF LIFE
I seek to photograph what I connect with and what will enlighten me.
I believe that the aesthetic is essential to representation.
This philosophy dictates my process, a collaborative dance between me, the artist and life itself. It is a fine line to seek out the story and let it naturally reveal itself.
Photographing people adds extra pressure. There is friction, push and pull to be negotiated. I purposefully try to hand over the image to the subject, whilst I am continually aware that I am responsible for achieving the best portrayal of this very subject as possible.
Sometimes I merely observe and click as life proceeds. Other times, I try to construct situations within the given situation. This is why before a photoshoot I am anxious and afterward, often elated but always exhausted.
I have two aims. To confirm ‘what was and what is’ but also to discover and reveal something that I wasn’t looking for that I didn’t know even existed.