A crowdfunded, self-published photo-book in collaboration with non-profit organisation, The Calm Photography Movement.
“This book is about learning how to understand these simple yet often ungraspable truths. It’s about pointing the camera at internal darkness as unflinchingly as possible, and learning to find the beauty in the day-to-day. It has important things to say about mental health, openness and self-honesty.”
–From the forward by Matt Barr
Twenty-Two is an unashamedly personal photo-book. A selection of images that reflect my recovery process, internal and external, the combination of man-made and natural materials.
A parallel drawn to reflect the time metal rods were bound to my spine for 18 months.
Twenty-Two is a call to action for all of us to spend more time outdoors. A chance to connect with nature for better mental health. I believe the heart of photography is to connect with the world around us and share our true perspective with others.
The book is supported by The Calm Photography Movement. A project that has been founded to help men express their emotions and provoke conversation through the medium of photography whilst raising awareness for CALM, an award winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide - the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK.
I'm not a graphic designer, so to create the book and rewards, I teamed up with Dan Adams Design, a creative studio in London. I wanted to work with them on this project because I like what they've done with Read And Destroy and their book design projects.