Tuesday, 29 December 2009

2009 / 2010

I really can't believe that 2009 is pretty much done and dusted.

It's pretty much a year since I started taking photos again after a while off and making the leap to upgrade my camera. I stoped taking photos because I just wasn't enjoying it and was stressing way too much. It started to become a burden and I hated the photos I was taking.

Getting a new camera felt like a fresh start and was just what I needed, I stopped worrying about making it as a pro photographer and was doing it for myself because I enjoyed it. I'm happy with the photos i'm taking again and feel like i've improved (not by a massive amount) which means a lot to me.

There's been some quite interesting oppertunities open up and but the problem i'm having at the moment is I feel like i'm back to where I was a year. I'm feeling pressured and stale with what i'm doing.

I need to take some time to think things through and think about what i'm doing.

I know that i'll never do photography for a living, it's not in my make up to do some but I have ideas of things that i'd like to do and work on.

I'd like to do more documentary style photography. There are people I find intriguing and intresting and i'd like to do very candid photographs of them and their life.

One of my dream projects/ideas is i'd like to work with 'To Write Love On Her Arms', if you don't know who or what they are you should check them out. Having struggled quite badly with depression this year i'd like to do something to help the out and highlight/raise awareness for depression, suicide and self harming. I'd love to photograph the work they do and their talks, events, bands that endorse the charity as well as doing a series of portraits of people suffering with depression.

I don't know how much of this is possible or what next year holds but I like to hold onto these ideas and if I work towards anything it will be those.


(me taken almost exactly a year ago).


  1. Definately go for the documentry style work man. It would be nice to raise awareness for a common problem such as depression, and also provide an insight into the lives of those affected

  2. Thats pretty much exactly why I want to do it.

    Thanks for your comment.

  3. Whereever this journey takes you, we'll be here in the wings waiting and supporting. 2010 will be better for all of us. I think that your style would do well in the forum of documentary. There's alot of potential for things to unfold in your work. Whatever you choose, there is alot of joy in your work. Your New York and Kevin Smith pics especially show this. You do you dude. And if what u show helps the life of someone else then Goddamn if that ain't a mighty fine thing!