I was recently approached by friend, photographer and filmmaker Miguel Gallagher and asked to talk a bit about my photography practice on camera. On a cold August night in Miguel's garage in Canberra, with a couple of studio lights and also a couple of beers, we talked about photography and what my motivations are for practising it.
I find it valuable to talk about my relationship to photography at times, as I can actually hear on playback what I am saying about it rather than what I am just thinking inside my own head. The objectification of my own position on photography helps me to better understand exactly what it is that I am doing with the medium, which I feel helps me better understand it and develop as a photographer.
A lot of my favourite artists refuse to give interviews on their work and I respect that position, however more and more these days a lot of my research on artists and photographers is done online and I love coming across candid interviews that allow the viewer some access to the workings and mindset that is behind their work. I wish I was perhaps more enigmatic and reclusive with my desire to talk about my work, but the truth is I actually don't mind it at all.
Miguel asked me to supply him with some images of mine to be used as overlay for his film and I came across this series of photographs from protests against the Iraq war back in 2002 and 2003. It struck me that this work is now 10 years old. How time flies.
I will post a link to Miguel's film when it has been published.