While some of the work I produced in Arles relates to my theme of “wilful blindness’, most of the work I produced was created through systematic exploration. My purpose for attending the workshop was to gain experience with lighting in the studio and on location. I took photos in stores, on the street and in an empty gallery called MYOP. This experience opened my eyes to the use of more purposeful lighting. Lighting adds dimension and focus to the photo. I had some access to models, but many of my models were fellow students and local people.