March 26, 2014 § 26 Comments
California Calling is currently being reprinted to restock amazon – this should happen over the next two weeks.
An open letter regarding ‘California Calling’…
Photography has never been about money for me – I want to make that clear. The day it is, is the day I put my camera down forever…
When I started exhibiting my work all of those years ago the only thing I wanted was for my work to find an audience… Nothing has changed – that’s all I strive towards today.
When I embarked on my California trip to produce the book I knew I was doing something different to my normal work. In some ways that was its greatest appeal. Of course, like work in a gallery I hoped it would find an audience, but the truth is I have been humbled and amazed to the reaction of the book.
I’m proud of this book, but as a photographer you have this constant fear that projects won’t live up to what you hoped that they could be – I think it’s a healthy feeling…
To everyone that purchased it – I want to say a heartfelt thank you, thank you, thank you. Time and time again you support me and my work and that is the single greatest honour anybody can give me. It doesn’t matter what’s happened in my personal life – you have always given me so much support and made me feel so grateful for my professional career.
It is of the biggest importance that you know how genuinely appreciated you are. You made me believe.
From the bottom of my heart thank you – each and everyone of you…
From a child expelled from high school all the way to a photographer with a book deal. If I can do it, you can too.
Peace & Love,