The first time I am mentioning one of my largest personal projects of 2016, which is going to be a book that collates thoughts, reflections and experiences of about a dozen photographers that I have chosen. It will be a look behind the scenes, under the surface of what it means for each individual to be involved in photography.
What it means to give away parts of yourself for the public to view, judge and criticise by sharing and showing their work. What it means to reflect upon yourself and try to put in words to describe how they see their own photography and the direction they have so far taken.
To me this project is about showing the human side of those who create work but yet often remain only known for their style not their personality, thoughts, insecurities, aspirations and ambitions.
Some wish to take on the world, they wish to see it tremble and for the public to stand in awe, shock or disgust, as long as they have been shaken up and surprised, while others wish to bring positivity, confidence and tears of joy of those viewing the imagery after being shot at significant life events.
They all do photography and yet each one of them is such an individual it will be a challenge to combine them all in one book, but wish me luck!
In the imagery, my second ‘victim’ – Keith Brighouse. An English born artist, currently living in the vibrant Rotterdam, working on his art from photography to poetry.
His website – http://www.keithbrighouse.com (it is Not Safe For Work!). Did I mention, I also designed his website?!