I was bored.
To do what I do involves many moving pieces - talent, locations, equipment, assistants, make up artists, stylists, props, sets etc etc etc and so on. And....I wanted to create something which didn't have all that.
Just me. And maybe an assistant.
And, er, a rainbar (a pipe connected to a hose essentially) and lights and smoke and wooden blocks....
I wanted to do a portrait of a log. I've always loved trees and wanted to abstract them somehow. And I've always loved burnt trees as well - there's something so picturesque and quintessentially Australian about the burnt bush.
So, myself and my assistant burnt some wooden blocks and proceeded to have a madcap day shooting this.
The result is this little series, called Woodchip.
At some point, I'm hoping to revisit this on a larger scale....