Taking part in the Windmill Hill & Victoria Park ‘Art on the Hill’ art trail was a turning point for me. Despite coaching students in the art of the artist statement, I’ve always been really uncomfortable trying to describe / justify my own work.
In October this year the showing of work from BS3 + the Creuse (see statement below) consolidated some of my ideas about how + why I make photographs.
For the first time my artist statement for the art trail felt less bullshit and more an honest situating of what I’m trying to achieve.
It’s still imperfect and needs polishing, but it’s the first time I’ve been comfortable in describing / justifying what I do.