I find that as my confidence is growing with exploring photography and digital software, I play a lot with manipulation to original photos taking them into a different world. A photo to me is no longer just a static object stuck in the moment transitioning, into an art form. I feel now I have got over that illustration can be anything not just drawing which has hindered my working process at times. That photography is ultimately drawing with a camera and the outcomes are endless. For me its trusting your own instinct and playing with the ideas, photo manipulation is ultimately collage with imagery in the same way that I would make a mixed media outcome in a totally analogue way.