How would you describe yourself?
‘Um, well. I never really, I don’t know, how I would describe myself? It would be, I guess, I don’t want to say a profession ‘cause like I shouldn’t be defined by my profession, so I – I didn’t think about this one. I would describe myself as, someone, aw this is terrible. This is what I do for a living and I can’t answer questions. Um, yeah, I would describe myself as an easy, easy-going, laid back sorta guy. Not lazy? Like you can be laid back but not lazy. Uh, hopefully ambitious person. Uh, yeah. And likes to have a laugh. Got red hair-ish. Pale skin that’s it, uh yeah, family.’
Why did you choose this message for your sign?
‘I chose that message for my sign because it’s, originally I was gonna have a different message and then I thought about it and I was like, meh. But I guess if we all do communicate our intentions, uh, then we just put things on the line I guess. And you’d say, you know I com- I guess there’d be a lot more peaceful the world would be. ‘Cause you can either outwardly say I am being a jerk for this reason or you can say, uh, actually. Can I, I, I’ll st-start again, sorry Wendy, if you’re gonna have to translate this, transcribe this. The reason I chose, uh, ‘Communicate Your Intentions’ is I guess people tend to do things without, ah, when they go to do something they, they, uh, (to himself) when people communicate their intentions… (turns back) I had, I had it like fully down pat, but I guess um, aw. I guess with people if, if you do, if you yeah, no one really communicates what they’re doing or I find, neh. Can I do part two? Yeah alright. Alright I’ll think about it. I gotta say it more succinctly. I’d hate myself if I had to produce this, interview myself f*ck. Um, yeah. So. If, I think, I think people do things with hidden meanings, that’s what I’m trying to say. A lot of people do things with hidden meanings and it can be malicious, or it can be not, uh, or it can be a good intention, but I think if you communicate your intention from the outward, there’s no miscommunication. I guess, and that’s what I’m trying to say is that if I say, the reason that I’m doing this is because, you can either share that with me or you can understand where I’m going, you understand where I’m coming from and you can either accept it or don’t accept it but this is why I’m doing it. That way there’s no confusion. And also I think it would allow people to weed out the bullshit. Like people do, do maliciously, and people you know, have bad intentions, but if they communicate that bad intention then, they could stop and think about it and go, ‘ooh, actually.’ Or people can just, I guess in a way, uh, hold for plane. (A plane flies overhead…) I guess in a way, people um, it would allow people to see you for what you are. And there would be no miscommunication ‘cause you’ve stated, ‘this is what I’m doing.’ Yeah.‘
Murray currently lives in Neutral Bay NSW, and was photographed in Marrickville NSW, Australia – May 2015.