I'm usually working on at least two projects. I think projects are essential for keeping the eye fresh. They provide the challenge over time of creating a visual narrative. Sometimes they are reportages back to back and sometimes they are punctuation in a visual timeline. Projects encourage me to explore themes in a way that's analogous to a zoom lens. There's always leeway for the 'in your face picture' and always room to stand off and observe. The trick is knowing which is which. Project work, which is sometimes commissioned, is driven by my quest for the visual surprise. Mainly the pictures are sharp, as though they happened yesterday, but occasionally they are out of focus, more a memory, but still in the story.