My plan was always to shoot the project. Photograph anyone and everyone, then do nothing with the work for at least a month. This should give me some distance from the work. I think I might need it when working with such a large volume of pictures. I will then edit the portraits down into a series and process the final images.
It is a back to front approach to creating a body of work, as I have no idea of who I am going to photograph and what I will end up with. It might not work out, but I am enjoying the freedom to just follow my nose and see what happens.
One of the common threads that is going around my head at the moment is ‘Beauty’. When I photograph someone I keep going until I get that angle and expression, where I think I have caught them at their best. I am drawn to beauty in people and try to get it out of each person that I photograph. The beauty I see may not be a conventional, but it is one of the things that I am always trying to capture, whether I am always aware of it or not.