I mentioned a while ago that personal projects were going to be making a come back and one is indeed, well under way.
Recycling is the broader umbrella I’ve chosen to work under and so far I’m looking into what it’s all about, finding my feet. Things like steel, cars, batteries, printer cartridges, plastic, e-waste and glass have all popped up on my radar. Discovering the stories to be told within one of those sub-topics, narrowing it down and focusing on a more specific area is how I’m going to create the photo essay. One of my goals setting out on this project was to let the story present itself to me with a bit of serendipity, rather than going in with an agenda or angle already in my head, so much of the editorial work I do is assigned to me with the outcome predetermined, that working in the polar opposite way is making this fresh, exciting and is letting my vision as a photographer lead me through the discovery process.
The photo below is a sneak peek at the sort of thing I’ve found… Watch this space for a photo essay soon!