Cuatro Dias, Spanish for 4 days is the time period spent in a recent trip to Madrid. Although the trip to Madrid was classed as a break, or short holiday for me and my girlfriend it was also a photographic test.
After graduating from University I started to hunger for modules that had a specific "brief" with a set of instructions imposed on me by my photography tutors. What followed from my graduation were months upon months of trying to set myself self-imposed ‘briefs’ and directives of what I should photograph.
This book and the short time spent in Madrid producing these images are the result of a de-programming process from University modules, a sort of photo-therapy. No brief, no pre conceived ideas, or self imposed narrative just straight forward street photography. Whether or not this four day collection of photo-documentary images/snap shots will eventually grow into a single themed full body of work or break off into a variety of side projects is not certain. One thing that is certain is the freedom from being institutionalized is starting to become more of a help than a hindrance.
The de-programming has begun.