This photo was taken on the Malvern Hills in Malvern, Worcestershire, UK -- a location frequented by C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien and Sir Edward Elgar amongst others. The place is said to have inspired much of their respective works. It's a place that doesn't take long to get to from my home city of Worcester, but makes me feel a million miles away.
I'd been working on a brief for a while, and despite having many concepts, I felt a little discontent. So, I grabbed my camera, got on the motorbike and ventured out. I sat with those sheep -- along with a good number of cows and an abundance of rabbits -- for hours, simply enjoying company that didn't expect anything, yet were intensely interested in me.
As is usually the case, they were a little apprehensive at first. But after I'd hung around, sat in the cold as it started to drizzle rain, they started to come over and have a root around in my bag, much more confident than they'd been a couple of hours before.
A walk alone would have cleared my head, but being surrounded with those animals did a lot more than that. I realized that they're interested in anything, and that's so nice. Increasingly, it seems people are only interested in things that are more and more expensive, elaborate or visually noisy.