It became apparent to me while I was in the studio that like any kind of creative person there are, moments of creativity and kind of madness and then there are long periods of preparation for those very quick moments. One thing that was very apparent was the kind of professionalism of his team, and everything would be prepared for him to come in and have this kind of moment of genius and creation, and then everything would settle down again and he’d disappear off somewhere else.
For what would be only a few minutes of creative genius there’d be an hour to sit there. It’s before smart phones so I’d kind of read my book for a bit, then it would start up again.
It was important for me to capture the downtime and then be ready for those moments of excitement when everything kicked into gear again and got going. So what you have with the sequences of the smaller images is that you’re seeing that actual process of, of creation. They’re sequences of documentary photographs that are recording what, you know, I initially was brought in to record. It’s only during the actual making of the work that the project expanded and became bigger really.