I am a great lover and believer in creating. If done correctly, there is nothing more purer; a slice of your existing truth. Unfortunately, like so many things in life not all that is created is pure.
I am incredibly lucky to have various outlets for creativity. I am a musician, photographer and an aspiring writer and the beauty of these disciplines is that I am able to interlink them. I can express myself individually with them, or I can blend them all together in an expressive project.
I am currently drumming in a new musical project called Conduit. This project is meaningful to me for a whole host of different reasons. One of those reasons is that I feel it’s the culmination of my musical journey, the evolution of who I am becoming. It is a band that I can express my rhythmic ideas and concepts in an unthreatening environment, conducive to synergy and cooperative creativity. It has also allowed me to fuse the disciplines of which I enjoy. This is some photography I am still in the process of doing, for the band. As a group we have no interest of being or creating music that is popular. Our interest lies in expression. Expressing the way we each experience the world, the way we each perceive and understand music, and collectively coming together to create something unique for us. We have a message in both content and action. The way we conduct ourselves and express ourselves is the message.
Where ever I can, I try to be different. I didn’t want the same old posing images that are so common with band photography. This photograph had concept and meaning. A conduit is a channel/medium for conveying. In our case it is music and awareness. We are the conduits, our band is a conduit. We feel our music should speak for itself, and our individual identities are non important. I decided to shoot a long exposure so the image could ghost with movement. I took another exposure with a much quicker shutter to get definite lines and blended the two images together. Double exposure. It gives the photograph an ethereal, almost supernatural feel, which goes with the Conduit theme. Nothing more than an expression.