A retinal image of my right eye depicts the place beyond which light cannot permeate. This is where illumination finishes and the construction of my reality begins, from here on everything is interpretation.
To record my thoughts I place in its way an instrument that is blind.
Photography, the 'democratic medium'. This is a phrase first encountered whilst studying at university. There was something about that statement that didn't feel right. Maybe it's a point of view that's been pushed and pulled out of shape, was it ever factual, is it too ambiguous or just outdated? The truth of the matter is I contemplate many issues surrounding my chosen field of expression. Having graduated I am more intrigued as to what photography is, fascinated by how it is used, need to know what purpose it serves and have a desire to understand our readings and reactions to it?
As I deliberate as to which direction my practice should take, try and decide which topics I should hone in on, Kodak's financial difficulties come to light and, conversely, a free photography 'app' sells for a billion Dollars. With regards to the latter a radio journalist debating the merits of this situation states 'We are all photographers now...' Although I disagree with this view point the claim seems to have a profound resonance with the famous George Eastman slogan 'You press the button, we do the rest' . Now seems an appropriate time for me to turn my attention onto the tools, processes and strategies I use within the medium. Therefore, it is photography itself I want to investigate. All my previous projects have been removed, for the foreseeable future this space will serve to display my research. To a degree this could be seen as a notebook, one that depicts a collection of explorations, questions and observations and time will tell if this leads to any concrete conclusions...comments and thoughts are very welcome as feedback and debate are essential to my lines of enquiry...