The Next Generation (After Eric), 2020
This work in progress project started during the early days of lockdown, when I, like many, was given the chance to slow down and spend more time noticing the things immediately around me. The enforced time at home pushed me to become more resourceful and I started growing edible plants from the seeds in my food. Seeds I would usually discard. This has developed into a new body of work investigating the photographic possibilities of plants and in particular the pepper. I have been adopting a more holistic approach to my photographic practice; experimenting with the pepper as camera, the raw material for developing photographs (as an organic developer) and as subject. Alongside this, I’m also aiming to be a more eco-friendly analogue photographer, by reducing toxicity and introducing more sustainability into my practice, in the spirit of re-use and recycle.
Perhaps now is the time to nurture, to reconsider nature.