You describe your work as “balanced organic chaos”. Can you expand on that?
Balanced organic chaos is the feeling I want when looking at my more complex human body images. I love balance, visual balance and the feeling of balance, that gut feeling. The organic bit is a “non contrived” look, I don’t like symmetry or anything that looks too controlled, It’s got to look like a moment even if I’ve totally choreographed the 6 people in the air. I love chaos, lots of stimulation and confusion, something to catch the eye everywhere.
And you also bring experimental techniques to your work – body paint, heavy shutter blur, gels and filters… What are you experimenting with right now?
Yes I’m kinda not really interested in reality, or our normal perceptions of reality, I want to explore, to see the effect of slowing down time or seeing through an eye that is wider or different to the human eye. To answer your question, recently I’ve been playing with printed lycra.
Do you have a dream project you’d like to pursue one day?
My dream project would be working with elite gymnasts and martial arts trickers in slow motion video – it would be an homage to beauty, athleticism, the human form and imperfect perfection. It’s on the way.
And finally, is there a single piece of advice you’d pass on to other photographers starting out, or that you wish you could share with your younger self?
Play, explore, go with your gut feeling, create, create, create and quieten the perfectionist in you.