I have been drifting away from my fine-art thoughtfulness and focusing primarily on portrait work (and anything that makes money).
10 years ago in 2009, I lived in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, North England. After many years living there I began a photography project that encapsulated my love for hiking, exploration and handheld photography (no tripods). The catch being is that these photo’s would be taken at night and to achieve any results would require concentration and mediation during exposure.
This project was titled Halfway From Home, which was as much about the Lake District as it was about anything else, with hints of my experience’s and thoughts interweaved but not part of the context visually.
10 years later from when I began the above project (August 2009), a lot has changed in my life. Friends have split, others living in different countries and continents, and some friends are no longer with us.
Personally, In recent years I have been diagnosed with MS, which changed my life from being primarily about riding bikes, exploring without thoughts on my health or concerns of my mental state – I am now somewhat a different person than I was a decade a go.
On the plus, I am privledged to have somewhere to live, a partner for life, great people around me doing great things to help others.
Back to the project at hand
I now aim to take this project in a different direction. To focus more on issues in my life and others around me.
More of a self portrait, this project is a self-reflection of who I am, what I have experienced and where life is going for me and the world around me.
1st exposure taken last night below, not the project as a whole, but it is the first image of this project, showing a scene in my home that I see everyday.
Thoughts and feedback welcome.
Thank you for reading.