I made a video for Andy Bull’s lovely song ‘Nothing is Wrong’.
Over the years I’ve noticed that you’ve worked with Sydney photographer Daniel Boud a lot. Has this kind of resulted in something like a creative partnership?
When I started working with him I just felt like there was no reason to change. He’s a good partnership guy; he kind of learned how to take photos of me and I learned a bit about how to be a photographed. Being photographed is a strange thing – it’s not normal, you have to learn how to do it. And it took me a while to learn how to do it; ironically it’s more about doing less than it is about doing more. A lot like acting in a way, you’ve got to be there as a performer – but not get in the way of the photograph.
I just feel like I learned how to be photographed by Dan and we started to get a little bit more creative along the way as well.
I guess it is kind of a nice gentle creative partnership, I really like doing stuff with Dan. It’s become really nice and easy and I think we’ve got a good understanding.
I’ve noticed that you’ve worked together over the years. It seems like you’ve got just a nice complimentary relationship.
A visual understanding I think. He’s very tolerant – like i’ll talk at him a lot and he manages to understand it visually. Not all photographers have that either. I think it’s possible to be a very good photographer, but also someone who tries to dominate the proceedings rather than letting the photograph be the most important thing.
Like how the music has to be the most important thing, and you’re there to kind of serve it.
That’s what Dan wants, he doesn’t make a big scene, he’s very quiet and meticulous and for that reason I think, you can trust that in the end, the right decisions are going to be made for the photographs.