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6. Me as Sander, edition 1 of 6 + 2 AP, 2012, Gillian Wearing

MT: My body of work is varied and I look for and at different things. Not all my images are so glamorous – the same is true of the collection. At the beginning, I was collecting photography and this was a sort of toolbox. I wanted to know what had come before, so that I could make the next thing. The photographs I was collecting fed into what I was shooting, but in an indirect way. The biggest lesson I learned collecting was to challenge myself. I applied this to my work, or maybe I learned to challenge myself in my working life, and then applied it to the collection. I forget which! They all merge into one.