Running a website sounds easy right. Create some content, shoot some images, write some posts… However, life has a habit of getting in the way of many pursuits, not least of all trivial or artistic ones. Truth is, I haven’t found the time to get behind the lens properly for the last 12-18 months. I distinctly remember making some new year’s resolutions last year to shoot more film and find time to explore. Not sure I checked in on that one very well. I’d like to be able to shoot at least one roll of film per month and have between 6-12 images a year that I’m happy/proud of. Let’s see what 2024 brings… It’s not all down though, 2023 has brought me some leafy sea dragon pictures. Nothing magazine or wall hanging worthy but a 9yr goal achieved none the less. I’ve also tried a bit of surf photography with my Nikonos V and was absolutely hooked. Maybe it’s the simplicity of floating in the surf with a small simple, bulletproof camera coupled with the anticipation of being wiped out by the next big wave. Whatever is, it made me feel connected, alive, happy and a long way from being a 9-5 desk supervisor and email hoarder. Hopefully I’ll find the time to do more of this and shoot some Velvia in the process. Actually, speaking of Velvia, and Ektarchrome, what the $%&# is with film prices in 2023!!! $60 for a roll of Ektarchrome, and Veliva is no where to be found. If there’s one thing I do know about the future, it’s that I’ll be shooting a lot more black & white. Which is sad… seeing those rich chrome colours on a light table is why I started all this.
Grey skies and red seas