Are Creative Photographers Hoarders?
I have a little stash of things that might one day come in handy ~ my studio is home to a strange collection of items; a bit like the shop in the children’s TV series Bagpuss. Like Emily I pick things up and think ‘I might use that one day’ and into the studio it goes. I’ve collected some chainlink from the local DIY store, a birdcage, an hourglass, old books, ballet shoes, giant keys – to name just a few. The same goes for photographs with well over 30 thousand in my collection so far.
Back in March I received a lovely bunch of flowers from a friend for my birthday so once they’d started to look a little tired they were moved into the studio and left in a corner. Over the last 5 months they’ve dried out nicely and I was finally struck by a little inspiration. I looked at my dried up faded flowers and the tulle I’d had sat in a bag in the corner for even longer and hey presto – another member of the Missing Series was born.