At times my mother has a tendency to be a little conservative, especially when I came out. She doesn’t understand why anyone would want to sleep nude and she asked me why the men I photograph have to be naked.

There are times when we make each other laugh a lot and have a great time together. She has a wicked sense of humour which pops up quite regularly when gift giving. Shortly before Christmas mum asked me what I wanted for Christmas. I said to her jokingly, “what’s the point? I asked for a unicycle lots of times as a kid and never got one.” What did I get this Christmas at the age of 38? The unicycle I’d always asked for. Sure it was 25 years later than planned but hey, I love it. I may break myself trying to learn how to ride it but that’s half the fun.