As my variety of mental illnesses, which were diagnosed around the time of 'Off the Rails', progressed forward and the medication that I take worked its course, and so my work continued. Looking through my extensive body of work the altered states of consciousness and awareness become evident. Although my mood swings and for the most part my hallucinations are under control, my wife does most of the driving of the car for me just in case I have a dangerous relapse behind the wheel. This leaves me to photograph the world through my own eyes from the security of a car, which often creates a blurring of space and identity. Figures become deformed and twisted, which serves as a reminder of the hallucinations, that manifest themselves as tormenting dark figures, that some would call ghosts. I call this 'Taming the Black Dog' because I am working on it. It's not quite tame yet, but it's almost there.