Orange Revisited

I often have difficulty thinking in a straight line.

In 2014 I photographed a short series of images entitled “Orange”. The title had no more significance than it was the name of the street in Hollywood where I was first inspired to practice photography differently. I wanted to use photography as a therapeutic exercise as opposed to a tool for extracting preconceived notions or theories on a specific subject. I forbade myself from giving in to capturing naturally appealing, easy, superficial metaphors or recognisable commercial aesthetics. My goal was to engage emotionally with my environment, to find a mirror in my surroundings. In doing so, I found solace in a visual exercise and a vehicle to carry and clarify my sporadic half formed thoughts and worries.

This work both documents my return to this therapy and is a testament to my new way of seeing.