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:
- Start looking at your work
- See if any of it fits together
- Stick bits together
- Doubt it and disassemble. Repeat until you've convinced yourself it works somehow
- Break it apart again
- Be friends with it then start a raging campaign about it on social media
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.