Looking back at my photography in 2013
So 2013 has been a pretty darn good year!
I photographed Kasabian, Pete Doherty, The South, Wolf Alice, and The Darkness, shot two small magazine covers and photographed a few days of the Midnight Wire tour (never again!). I shot a HEAP of weddings with my good friend Hitesh, photographed some fashion shoots, ballet and modern dance, and many head shots.
I now have a Manager (Angie Allen), who is really helping me to move in the direction I want and I also moved into my first photographic studio in Leicester. I ran several small, successful workshops that were well attended and this blog has been slowly growing in popularity.
Not EVERYTHING went according to plan though. My personal project never got off the ground and therefore failed in an epic fashion and I broke a LOT of camera equipment leading to some pretty stressful moments. I regularly worked until the early hours of the morning and then started again at half past ‘stupid’ the same day. I missed a lot of parties, social events and family gatherings, having less than 10 days off all year! But, beside the personal project, I achieved everything I set out to this year and I am now looking forwards to 2014.
Just some of the things I’m planning for 2014 are, to run more comprehensive workshops, making them longer and covering areas in more depth whilst still keeping to 5-6 people per class. Working with some wonderful new clients who are giving me a lot of creative control, which is always good! Shooting a number of weddings in Leicester, some of which will be all on film and increasingly using my studio for commercial head shots, artist head shots, fashion work, portraiture and, of course, the acoustic sessions.
I have had lots of help and support from lots of people, for which I am very grateful. People have given me lifts to shoots, loaned me exotic lenses, helped me get access to shoot certain people and put up with me being a pain in the behind sometimes, demanding the near impossible at shoots!
Toward the back end of the year I started doing acoustic sessions too.