I have not used such large sections of my photographs before and it’s been quite a challenge. When I did my #Collage365 project a few years back it was to do a small collage from scratch every day. I settled on 6″ x 9″ almost from the start, so getting things to fit and line up as I wanted was not much of a problem. With this latest project the smallest I have done so far is 50cm x 50cm and I am printing images to order and it is forcing me to work harder and stretch my technique and process. So You Didn’t Try To Call Me, the 6th offering in 50 Collages Before Christmas, features more of my photographs of grids: some more from Bruce Nauman’s installation at the Hamberger Bahnhof, Berlin and some from boarded-up shopfronts in Bristol. As I said, sometimes it is difficult to stick down collage elements in the precise positionsplanned but everything got measured, cut and positioned perfectly – almost effortlessly – on this new piece. The photo has a little shine on the left which makes it difficult to see the small dotted marks on the photo which mimic the perforations in the cardboard – my favourite bit, except perhaps for the section centre left which delights my eye with its ever-so-slightly trompe l’oeil effect.