15 - Couple 2013, Bristol UK, C Print

Couple 2013, Bristol UK, C Print

16 - Skate Board 2012, Bristol UK, C Print

Skate Board 2012, Bristol UK, C Print

8 - Blue Jumper 2013, Bristol UK, C Print

Blue Jumper 2013, Bristol UK, C Print

14 Cash Point 2013, Bristol UK, C Print

Cash Point 2013, Bristol UK, C Print

12 - Blue Coat 2013, Bristol UK, C Print

Blue Coat 2013, Bristol UK, C Print

11 - Pram 2013, Bristol UK, C Print

Pram 2013, Bristol UK, C Print

8 - Blue Jumper 2013, Bristol UK, C Print

Blue Jumper 2013, Bristol UK, C Print

13 - Baby 2013, Bristol UK, C Print

Baby 2013, Bristol UK, C Print

6 - White Beard 2013, Bristol UK, C Print

White Beard 2013, Bristol UK, C Print

5 - School Girls 2013, Bristol UK, C Print

School Girls 2013, Bristol UK, C Print

1 - Shop Owner 2015, kerala India, C Print

Shop Owner 2015, kerala India, C Print

7 - Two 2013, Bristol UK, C Print

Two 2013, Bristol UK, C Print

10 - Burger 2013, Bristol UK, C Print

Burger 2013, Bristol UK, C Print

4 - Lock Smith 2015, Goa India, C Print

Lock Smith 2015, Goa India, C Print

CLOTH ON HEAD

Fruit & Veg // Cloth on Head // Head Against Object

People are approached in the street and asked to briefly engage in an unfamiliar activity. They are given no explanation beyond me needing a series of photo’s.

The seemingly pointless events look to interject peoples everyday lives with an unusual experience that has the potential to be strangely enjoyable and possibly a little liberating. The potential value of these events started to become apparent after someone was asked by an onlooker why he’d willingly participated. The gentleman replied “I have no idea but I’m glad I did”. Despite initially being apprehensive, saying he felt self-conscious, he managed disregard his concern to engage in something playful yet apparently purposeless. Despite being unsure why, he felt the experience had been of value.

Engaging in unfamiliar activities that have no obvious objective, has the potential to help us view things about ourselves, each other and our environment differently.  Children do it constantly and in turn learn and adapt incredibly fast. I believe engaging with that which we don’t understand, to be fundamental to our ability to learn, create and even to our evolution as a species. It is also a good way of enjoying everyday life.