Paint Lids

I really enjoy those moments when you come across a very ordinary phenomenon and suddenly realise that in visual terms it’s actually quite something. So it was with these dried-out paint lids. Their puckered, almost topographical, often strangely multi-coloured (the drying-out process must kick start some natural form of chromatography) surfaces felt eminently photographable, and a natural subject for this personal photography project that does nothing more complicated than celebrate colour and form. I also like the idea of making images out of paints in their raw state – a material that effectively becomes invisible as it plays it part in filling a canvas.