Without any inherited culture such as you might get from family life, I have picked up fragments here and there and pieced them together. My focus has always been on uncovering similarities, both across and within cultures as I've travelled, but this period in Wales has been the first time I have stayed in one place for a full ten years. It has been a new learning experience.
One of the issues with being slightly autistic is a constant sense of distance. This can empower as it enables a long view of society, but equally, at times it can restrict vision to details. The breadth of our verbal and visual languages depends on recognising patterns and on finding sources we can cross-reference from people, from nature, and perhaps also from art. To this end, I find photography both a stimulus and a relief.