In July 2017, I held my first public exhibition at Urban Art Brixton. The following, is my artist statement for this exhibition and the accompanying images.
When I arrived in North Greenwich on the day I took these images, I was searching for textures to use in another project for a new experimental post-production technique. For this purpose I switched the camera to black and white mode, and I began to look at the world in monochrome for the first time. This switch of perception re-ignited a feeling that had been absent within me for a long while.
Last November I was diagnosed with ADHD, and waiting for this diagnosis led to the most difficult year of my adult life. Finding new ways to cope has become my utmost priority. The greatest challenge I face is to find a way to focus my wandering mind. I am prone to absorbing myself in memories of the past and dreams of the future.
As I wandered around both sides of the Thames without a pre-planned path, searching for eye-catching patterns, textures and compositions, a beautiful feeling stirred inside me. I became absorbed in the present moment, and felt more at one with time and the world around me. In finding this meditative state of being, my creativity felt truly unleashed. I now know what I must do to move forward in my life. This is the first project and art fair of many in this new phase of my career as an artist.
Each photograph in this study of urban textures, is named after the exact time it was taken, all on 13th June, 2017.