Why Lazy Xenon Ions?
It started with a cheap manual lens on an outdated camera. Less than £100 spent. Something to play around with on the days when the light was bad.
The lens was a Zonlai, the camera a Sony Nex model. So the project was named Lazy Xenon Ions, an anagram of Sony Nex Zonlai.
Shooting manual was a revelatory experience. A renewed appreciation of photography. The process slows down, decisions about aperture and focal point become more deliberate.
When the lockdown narrowed the world to the distance of a walk, searching for Lazy Xenon Ions meant to find beauty in the ordinary, to give substance to the mundane, to accept and embrace the imperfect.
Lazy Xenon Ions is currently on hiatus while I'm working on another project.