I think photography can allow the exploration of a subject to a certain extent, but when compared to my other practice of painting, it's actually fairly limiting. We recognise objects and people in a photograph pretty immediately, and in this we find familiarity. People like to understand shit, so most tend to prefer photography as a medium compared to painting (especially abstract painting). With abstract art, it’s all about interpretation: finding emotion and meaning within a puzzle of new, deformed and unrecognisable shapes and shades. So, compared to painting, photography for me is actually quite safe. It is, perhaps, quicker to portray a message within photography, but painting allows for that message to become far more transcendent.