Photography is my passion.
A passion which started a very long time ago when I was 13 with black and white, darkroom photography. This was 1995, back in the days where we used film, developed in a darkroom and used Ilford boxes to store our precious prints. In fact I still have one which holds the very few prints which have survived the past 20 years!
During my teenage years I was lucky enough to be involved in some peer education programmes using photography as a medium and travelled to China and Belarus teaching other young people to do exactly that. I was even part of an exhibition at the Tate London showcasing young talent, though admittedly that was a very long time ago now!
Fast forward to today and during that time I have gone to university, landed (and subsiquently left) a corporate career as well as gotten married and had 2 babies, all the while taking far too many photos – 34k since 2013 according to Flickr! Photography has also changed dramatically in that time though. Just like everything else it’s gone digital. With more flexibility, more control, (the ability to take more shots!) and the rise of social platforms such as Instagram; all this has made photography more accessible than ever before.
It is in this environment and culture that I’m rediscovering my love of photography and resurrecting my skill. Although neglected over the past 10 years, it has never been forgotten. With home studio in place and lightboxes getting good use, I’m having great fun experimenting and developing my own photographic style.
I hope you join me along the way as I’ll be sharing all the hints and tips I learn both in practice and as I finish my post graduate diploma; pushing past the photographer I was and becoming the photographer I want to be.