Collins has a deep interest in psychology and how aspects of it can be conveyed
through the use of images. Bare Necessities explores the process of grieving and
living alone. It is a documentary photography project which follows a very close and dear family friend. She lives alone in a miners terrace house and she owns a small holding with chickens on. The project explores her relationship with her land and how well she cares for the chickens compared to herself. The project also explores her process of grieving after the loss of her husband.
Collins works in a way that he builds a relationship with his subjects and tries to get them to feel comfortable infant of the camera. Collins uses a method of image taking known as 'slow photography', he starts dialogic interactions with his subject and aims to help start a collaborative environment where ideas can be shared and explored.