Today is the 1st year anniversary of my climb up mount snowdon I’ve been telling anyone possible in work today yes I’m still quite proud that I did it, to be honest! It was an achievement in itself for me and the money that I raised for charity is an added bonus here are some of my favourites:
See the full album on my facebook or flickr
The past year has gone so quick, I can’t help but to think back and look at where I was a year ago: what I was doing, my plans, all that jazz. I honestly didn’t think I’d be where I am now! Back in Lincoln, my old job, business workshops opposed to being home in Liverpool; going to art galleries every week, working for free, job hunting… But my goals/ aims haven’t changed no matter where I’ve moved to, and even though last year I hoped to be working in the photography industry in some way (be it my own business or working for some cool studio/ magazine/ gallery in Manchester, or both!) I can safely say I’m still on the right track to having my own business and getting to my next steps- further exhibitions and continuing to do what I enjoy- even if the tableau shoots have slowed down and I’m having to work a lot to support myself, I can’t complain. Looking back, it was a bit silly to think that I’d get the ideal job/ be where I’d want to be within a year of graduating- hopeful but naive. Oh well, we can’t have everything and I never expected to get everything perfect straight away, where’s the fun in that
I wonder where I’ll be on the second year anniversary of my snowdon walk.
Side note- I hate how big my arms look in the cover photo but I like the image, so I plucked up my courage and put it up regardless, it took a lot for me to do that… but then I look at how happy I am and think about what I did and then I don’t care xxx
Last time I mentioned another photo walk I took and here are the results:
I’ve planned to take another night time one after it’s rained, trying to squeeze it in around work and everything else I want to do: cycle more, test shoots, write, draw, have days out etc and more recently there’s the jazz festival and beer festival hehe.
However I did get some film developed these are from work and I’ll post the rest from the other rolls this evening:
Hello and welcome to my website! It’s pretty much all set up now bar from a few minor bits so I’m filling it up with a couple of blogs
Having a few blogs on the go at the moment I was unsure what to write about for my website, I want to keep it just about my work and projects but I’ll probably throw in some of my other blog posts every now and then too, by other blogs I mean the writings I publish at The Focus Projects where I discuss art practitioner’s work, sometimes my own ideas and influences then I have my own personal blog which ranges from mini rants to my inspirations to documenting memories etc so I’ll be keeping it professional here probably posting up the odd inspiration, review and idea blogs. But instead of going back and talking about past work that is currently on this website (you can read about my work on the photography pages), I’ll be blogging about work I’m doing now and what I hope to accomplish in the future.
I’ll start from the most recent photo shoot which was a night time photo walk. On digital- I’m waiting for my next pay cheque to get some rolls of film developed so that will be a blog some point this month! This walk happened because I was itching to get out- I’ve recently moved house so bar from the odd walk into town and cycle this was more of a creative outlet to get me away from boxes and to-do lists and so I had used my camera before I started work back at my old job.
They’re not great, but it was a relief for me to have my camera out again after packing then unpacking etc and I was focusing more on the colours in the sky than anything:
Shortly after this and before I went back to work, we went out for a cycle to a park I’ve been to a few times before but this time exploring a different part of it. The weather had been glorious all week and again, I was itching to get out of the house and away from my to-do list, perfect conditions to take my new nikon for a spin:
Again, they’re not exactly my professional work, it was more of an egress and these were things that caught my eye, I even had an experiment in editing which I don’t often do anymore. Well, I’m planning on taking many more walks and cycles so there may be a few more blogs like this, I’m interested in seeing a progression/ improvement in my images and technique though.