About the Book
absurd (ab surd') adj. [< L. ab-, intens. + surdus, deaf] so clearly inconsistent or unreasonable as to be laughable or ridiculous
Absurd...is a collection of images highlighting the oddities and humorous observations in everyday life that mostly go unnoticed.
At first sight most of these images will make the viewer smile... which is the most natural response, at second glance some of them harbour more serious issues... but it's still easier to smile!
The general populous have a blinkered indifference to their surroundings, a kind of apathy generated by what they consider normal. They are oblivious to what might be described, by the casual visitor, as 'humorous' or 'strange'. Even when something catches their imagination, the skill needed to 'see' and capture that 'exact moment', that which makes a picture unique, is lacking.... in an instant the picture has gone.
This body of work is a collection of 'seeings' that weren't missed, and due to a never ending supply of new material, this will always be.... an unfinished project.
If I were to describe myself it would go something like this: I'm a cross between Robert Capa, Billy Liar and Dennis The Menace, an amazing photographer with plenty of self confidence, a very high opinion of myself, live in a fantasy world of my own and have an enormous mouth that regularly gets me into trouble. I ramble uncontrollably on about everything, grumble about anything and am convinced the whole world is against me. Tom Courtenay was magnificent as Billy Fisher in the film 'Billy Liar' by the way. So to re-cap..... I am a 5'9" (and a half) addonis with flowing hair, handsome, quick witted, have a terrific sense of humour, you could say totally delusional even paranoid, but well balanced with a chip on both shoulders! ....how Absurd is that?