I get nervous before a job. I retreat into myself and run over all the possibilities, both those based on rational and irrational worries. There’s always been plenty of irrational worries. Once I would have stirred this pot on a low flame with a few beers, but I don’t do that anymore. Now I make more images to distract me from the images I will have to make for a client. And this tends to show in the images I make to keep my mind busy. They are personal, and tend to look closely at those I live with and love. They often have a light in the centre, and darkness to the edges, suggestive, I suppose of my state of mind.
So here are my pre-first wedding in a few months images of my daughters, as they draw and create stories.
The wedding went well. As they tend to do. I’d like to think there will be a time when future work isn’t scary, but if that’s the price to pay for the energy I find to do good work, then so be it.