Update on 2018 (so far) and thoughts on the 2017-18 WMA Masters selection

I'm not one to reveal much about my process but something late last year changed that, namely the WMA 2017-18 Masters finalist selection. Just to be clear, I haven't seriously made or edited work - art based work that I consider personal work - for a very very long time. Many people have asked how the process works and it sort of goes like this:

  1. Start looking at your work
  2. See if any of it fits together
  3. Stick bits together
  4. Doubt it and disassemble. Repeat until you've convinced yourself it works somehow
  5. Break it apart again
  6. Be friends with it then start a raging campaign about it on social media
  7. Results?
  8. Submit!

I really don't think a project is truly finished. I think the ideas that help develop a project undergoes many grueling levels of scrutiny in order to define what is good or not quite good enough. As long as I've been a photographer I've been at odds at what good means in both the artist and commercial space. The challenge is finding a place for in the body of work.  I'll keep you updated on the state of the project when I've reached the next level. Until then.