15 - Wall 2013, London UK, C Print

Wall 2013, London UK, C Print

13 - Lamp Post 2013, London UK, C Print

Lamp Post 2013, London UK, C Print

11 - Shop Front 2013, London UK, C Print

Shop Front 2013, London UK, C Print

10 - Ladder 2013, London UK, C Print

Ladder 2013, London UK, C Print

9 - Suit Case 2013, London UK, C Print

Suit Case 2013, London UK, C Print

3 - Lamp Post 2013, London UK, C Print

Lamp Post 2013, London UK, C Print

4 - Post Box 2013, London UK, C Print

Post Box 2013, London UK, C Print

7 - Fruit Stand 2013, London UK, C Print

Fruit Stand 2013, London UK, C Print

2 - Chair 2013, Barcelona Spain, C Print

Chair 2013, Barcelona Spain, C Print

1 - Post 2013, Barcelona Spain, C Print

Post 2013, Barcelona Spain, C Print

14 - Shop Front 2013, London UK, C Print

Shop Front 2013, London UK, C Print

6 - Bicycle 2013, London UK, C Print

Bicycle 2013, London UK, C Print

5 - Railings 2013, London UK, C Print

Railings 2013, London UK, C Print

8 - Market Trolley 2013, London UK, C Print

Market Trolley 2013, London UK, C Print

12 - Bus Stop 2013, London UK, C Print

Bus Stop 2013, London UK, C Print

HEAD AGAINST OBJECT

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.