Choosing a ‘best of’ list is not a natural thing for me to do as I don’t have favourites in my life. I don’t do bucket lists or top ten books, movies, music etc. My preferences change all the time, it’s what keeps me focussed on the present. As a photographer this is vital. I do, however, like the challenge of selecting my best images for the year because it gives me a chance to select and re-frame photos. It’’s about finding the strongest visual narrative. I do this with every series that I create, be it on a daily or monthly basis. These images have in some way captured the emotion of the moment.
Taking photos is a challenging notion for me. It means getting closer to people, the environment and myself. Photography has always been a way for me to discover the world anew every time I lift the camera to my eye. It is at times confronting, even scary but ultimately liberating.
My goal for 2015 is simple: I want to stay in the uncomfortable zone, take less photos but better images.