When I was a child, two things used to bother me a lot. I had heard that a giant squid could blanket Piccadilly Circus and if we pulled out our intestines they would reach the length of a tennis court. Later I learned that there are more atoms in a cup of water than there are cups of water in all the oceans of the world. I have a daily practice of walking and taking photographs. Using an iPhone camera and never interfering with a found situation, I describe my photos as pointing at stuff and conflating things. I feel like a conduit.

Nicky Hirst, artist