“I don’t get it?” – I get that statement a lot about my images, people want to know what it all means, why are there two naked ladies in the background of that photo of Lee? Why are they wrapped in cling film? Why is he just sat in his bedroom? Well, and I hope I’m not going to disappoint anyone – there’s no hidden meanings, I just thought the naked ladies would look cool, cling film looks nice, aesthetically pleasing. A lot of people asked me what was the meaning behind the images of Beckii Cruel (below), was I inspired by ‘Lord of the Rings’? Is there hidden connotations? No, we decided we’d like to shoot Beckii, I thought woods would be a great location, my friend and PA said “Hey, let’s get some horses and a big flower head-dress, that’ll look cool!”. And so we did.
I held an exhibition a few months ago, portraits of people who interested me, more than once I overheard someone say “I don’t get them…they’re just photographs of people I don’t know”. Yes! That is all they are, there is nothing to ‘get’.