why didn't you create a normal looking photography site? 

not this time. I wanted to do something very different.

I believe too many creators fear talking about their personal lives on their websites, possibly for fear of distracting from what they consider the greater importance of the images they create.

this isn’t true. and has never been.

your life is the most important experience you will be part of. express yourself without fear. your art is not seperate from your life.

I belive personal stories are important and I wanted to find a different way to explore mine and connect it to the way I create.

starting at the beginning...

why don't you promote yourself on social media?

no. there's enough promotional activity online already.

while I do use social media, it's become quite clear that many account holders in the creative industries have turned relatively simple tools for conversation & social connection into a very pervasive and noisy marketplace for selling things.

time to pause.

turn off.  

and experience.

why don’t you show more recent work on this site?

this is an experiment in storytelling, bringing together autobiography, art and photography.

(a long answer to this question)

since I began this project last year, I’ve found this journey back in time, to be more genuinely creative and expressive than I could have hoped for.

developing this project has also been an important aid in helping me develop perspective on events and influences that occured in my past and which continue to influence and impact me.  

in addition, this site has also taken a lot more time to develop than I originally thought:
to shape, edit and reflect on my experiences as well as finding appropriate ways of presenting them for viewers. 

this includes displaying the work I produced during those years (for the first time) in their proper personal and historical context.

I plan to be working on a companion site showing more recent work but for now, my focus is on this site.

please follow my twitter account for details of more recent work.