The reality of balancing life and photography...

So, from what I have experienced, life is much like a juggling act. Always throwing things in the air and hoping not to drop them. At the moment I am juggling photo-libraries, competitions and work all at the same time. I am very lucky, but at the same time it would be nice to have a little break. Then again you feel that you need to progress. A couple of steps forwards each and every day and by the end of the year you have completed a marthon. That is how this year has been for me, so much has changed and now my work is finally being recognised.

Well, if you are interested, I gave up photography for a few years because I was on a ship that almost sunk in Antarctica, that teamed with numerous events like being left behind in the panama canal, being in Mombassa when the bomb went off and being caught in a stampede of water buffalo. Little things like that made me want to return to England. Although that was when things went wrong. Digital was in full swing and I was a film lover. So I studied a masters in film… Then I went on to write numerous novels- as you do… Thing is they were rejected, 124 rejections in total- so naturally I went back to photography and it is only recently I made the switch to digital. In truth I wish I had done it years ago. Anyway that is just the beginning…

When I tell people about some of my adventures they seem bemused. I don’t usually go on about it, but today seems different: I suppose I am in somewhat of a reflective mood. Some people say that I am unlucky, I view my self as lucky because I value life and make the most of it. It will be interesting what happens in this coming year.. I hope you will keep up with me. Oh and just so you know my aim is to create inspiring and beautiful work. Work that enables you to stand in front of it and feel something. From there I hope to set up my galleries and publish my books. We should all have an intention and this is mine… What I will say is that I am greatful to have found something I truly love.

Talk soon….

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