“I went blind in one eye at the age of 10 after being severely myopic since birth. I then lost sight in the other eye after a string of 8 major operations when I was around 13/14. Both eyes suffered retinal detachments. The operations had differing levels of success with some completely repairing my vision but with others causing further complications which eventually ended in blindness.
The picture references a strong memory from my youth where I remember watching fireworks and listening to music with my friends and family. This was one of the first occasions where I remember being captivated by music and because composing, producing and listening to music has grown to be an integral part of my life since going blind, I thought that this image would have a lot of personal significance.”