I feel that some form of voice has likely always been there. I became interested in photography well before I ever considered pursuing graphic design, and spent a few formative years cutting my teeth on film trying to find out what I liked and what looked good. But these days there is certainly some mutual influence. Design is largely about using visual cues to communicate, so its probably pretty natural that some of my favourite photos also try to speak to something—whether its telling a story, hinting at the unknown, or simply evoking longing or some other emotion. I think a lot designers also seek clarity in their work, which I find translates pretty well to photography.
A bit of both. I definitely work at my edits and have something akin to a loose formula, but I don’t consciously try to make one photo look like it belongs beside the last one. In fact I often feel that the subject, colour, and tonal qualities of my photos often don’t look that good next to each other at all. While I do like a certain aesthetic, I like tend to consider each photo individually and at times I find my gallery as a whole a bit of a mess. I admire the cohesive aesthetic of other people’s galleries but was never really able—or willing—to pull it off for myself. But thanks! I’m glad you think something is holding it all together.
Sometimes. It can help to recharge, reflect, and be reminded of what matters most to me. But for the most part I just like getting out for the sake of it. Adventure is its own reward. Especially when things start to go wrong…
Not in any official capacity, no, not yet, though in these early days of gold rush I can almost imagine some sort of hazy opportunity one day. For now it is just great fun. It has probably shaped my personal life more than my professional — I’m normally a very quiet, private person and it has been a rewarding experience opening up my life in this small way.