I live and work in central London in the UK.
I make books in an attempt to outwit mediocrity and hope to share the results as an act of friendship. A book as a message in a bottle.
The bringing together of words and images is something that has always had the power to move, amuse and/or annoy me profoundly.
Some things I've realised:
1: A commentary which attempts to "explain" images usually robs images of their inherent ability to express beyond words.
2: Using images to illustrate prose usually robs prose of it's inherent ability to produce new images in the readers imagination.
How does the humble amateur photo-book maker overcome the above?....
Taking a lead from my hero Chris Marker. I attempt to have images and commentary be separate entities, running parallel; sometimes close, sometimes far apart, behind or in front, and then occasionally coming together, meeting, crossing and then on their way again. Hopefully...with a poetic outcome.