If you’re coming to this afresh, it will make more sense if you first read Part One: Behind The Scenes: Afghan Heroin Not For Export
As you will have gathered, the project Afghan Heroin: For For Export arose as a product of the time I spent around the Russian Cultural Centre shooting Russians and Royals. I tend to find this is how things work for me. I become interested in a place, a people, issue or idea and the process of engagement leads my thoughts in new, related directions. One project therefore either spins off from an earlier one, or the experience of shooting one brings me into contact with ‘things’ that catalyse something completely different. Nonetheless, I find many aspect to my photography to be related, mirroring how we navigate our way through much of our own lives. Very few experiences exist as true islands. Most are in some way connected.
This is the ‘how’, but perhaps I should spell out the ‘why’. I’ll tell you the long version! [Continue reading]