Shelf life is the embodiment of the flaneur, it is about looking, it is about thinking, it is about recording, it’s about remembering, it is an archive of ‘stuff’. It seeks to understand the temporality of the decisive moment, a journey of the urban landscape, of the everyday and the potency of the suburban environment that moves beyond the normality of everyday life. To understand the notions of the everyday and the continually shifting urban environment. I have found what I am most fascinated by; what makes me who I am and what creates my need and commitment to visualise the experience, approaching the environment with wonder and curiosity. Wonder as I seek to know where I am positioned within my environment as I am interested in preserving the moment where I have encountered something that I feel should be photographed and in turn wish to show others (sometimes I see the finished image in my mind, and more often remember the image and not the encounter exactly) and curiosity because I’m interested in how others will approach my images and if in fact they can look closely enough to also have an encounter and draw some emotion from my images as I did when I found myself photographing them.