And I Thought I Was Dreaming is a photographic series that creatively plays on the dream and how it can exist both as a future ambition and as a world of subconscious reality.
The people photographed each hold a unique quality, aspiration or narrative which intrigued me as a visual storyteller. To this means I sought the story of each person and how this could be suggested laterally through imagery. The surrealism I employed in each photograph lends to this duality of a dream, one that compels each person and one that possibly lies hidden within.
Six years was spent communicating and collaborating with these twenty individuals. They are all people I have met on my own journey. In some ways this volume reveals as much about myself as it does its participants.
This series was launched May 2016 in Sydney as my first solo photography exhibition.
Andrew Mason was selected as a finalist in the portrait category of the 2017 Head On Photo Festival.