A before and after of that time I found a sea-urchin shell and carried it for miles before dropping it
Some photos I took in January have been sent to China to be exhibited at a photography festival in a city called ‘Pingyao’
The 18-742 bus between Leknes and Moskenes was a bus ride that made up for a lifetimes worth of bad public transport experiences.
Here is the last page of an essay I wrote about my work, titled 'Hiraeth'. I am in the process of updating my website and finding ways to include some written work.
I processed the first of many rolls of film from Norway and the one I chose only has photos of boat and bus rides (This is the ferry between Bodø and Moskenes)
I have been inundated with questions since those iPhone pics, so rather than trying to answer them all and clogging everyones feed I am going to answer the most recurring ones here.
Q. Do you live outside?
A. This is the most frequently asked question and once and for all NO I do not live outside I live in a house like most normal people, I just occasionally camp outdoors when I am travelling!
Q. Do you have a job?
A. No I don’t (but I really should probably try and get one soon)
Q. How do you afford to travel?
A. I have a very large overdraft and a knack for filling out funding applications. I am also Welsh and we are known for being very thrifty.
Q. Where did you take that pic of the tent?
A. Horseid Beach, Lofoten Islands - Norway! It was paradise and a long way away from anywhere, which was exactly what I needed.
Q. How many countries have you visited?
A. This year I have been to Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain and Norway.
Q. What camera do you use?
A. I use a Contax G1/T2/sometimes a very smashed iPhone 4
Q. Is camping safe?
A. It is if you use common sense and don’t camp anywhere near bears/wolves/high security prisons/haunted houses (Make sure you are near water and have plenty of food)
Q. Are there a lot of bugs?
A. Yes, insects outnumber humans by 200 million to one. (A terrifying statistic - I used a lot of insect repellant on my last trip)
Q. How did you charge your phone?
A. I got this question a lot, often posed rather aggressively for some reason. I only turned my phone on about three or four times on my last trip (always on airplane mode) and I have a little battery pack for emergencies.
Q. Do you get lonely?
A. Yes, but if I didn’t do things by myself I wouldn’t do anything at all.
(For the people who sent messages that were not questions but nice things about me and my work, thank you, they all made great reading and I am very touched)
Here are some phone pics of my sleeping arrangement for the past few days (living outdoors is the best)
I am back from Madrid and I already miss it. I did some nice home things to distract myself (eating good food/waking up in time for the good morning light)
I wanted to do a post to remind everyone that I am still alive even though I haven’t posted anything for two weeks. After living in Madrid I have spent much less time on the internet and a lot more time having fun (I think I have turned into perhaps the happiest boy in the entire world so it feels only right to put up this selfie that was taken when I was convinced I was the saddest boy in the whole world)
I am going to be doing quite a bit of travelling in June and July, last time I did a little holiday I took a lot of photos like this for instagram, so if you would like to keep up with me while I travel around Spain and Norway, you should follow me!
I don’t know why I have started to only post diptychs, its completely unintentional