My first, in fact my only, New Year’s resolution this year was to get back on top of my various websites and try to stem rumours that I may have retired/died/exploded. Sadly, as we near the end of the first month, this is the very first post of 2019 and so it’s safe to say I’ve broken my resolution already.
However, 2018 was an extremely “eventful” year, not least because it was the year that I stopped teaching photography after some 14 years and many hundreds of students. Despite my concerns about cutting off at least 50% of my income, I can now look back and say that I made the right decision. I’m happier, less stressed, and doing more of what I got into photography for – taking photographs.
This is how my 2018 ended. As a thorn between two roses (Shannon and Chet). This was my last night of shooting “photo booth” type photos at the “Christmas Wonderland” events at Birmingham NEC (thanks to my good friend Pete Medlicott). When this was taken, I was exhausted, had a chest infection, and was the fattest I’ve ever been! I’m happy to say I’m now steadily losing weight and despite a miserably ill Christmas, I’m getting healthier by the day.
And so… 2019? I’m coming for ya!