It's officially Thursday so surely I can be forgiven for posting a throwback blog so early in the morning. This evening I was sat in my dining room enjoying a family meal, the view from our front window overlooking a peaceful and calm landscape, however I wasn't looking out of the window; instead I was staring at the dining room wall and the huge 2A0 print hanging upon it.
I've never been one to shout my achievements from the rooftops, but you know what, #Untitled was a project which took so much of my soul to create that I can't help but be proud of what it helped me to achieve. Finishing my degree with a 1st in Media, Moving Image and Photography wasn't an easy task, however hard work and perseverance paid off.
2017 has so far been without doubt a spectacular year for me personally. It has provided an opportunity to grow and strengthened desires for change. I have further developed my photographic practice and found a love in a genre which I had not previously explored. However, I have faced some fairly significant challenges over the past twelve months, completing my degree whilst exploring a position of photography lecturer was a huge strain on both myself and my close network of support and I thank everyone who pushed me to achieve what they knew I was capable of. I would encourage anyone who wants to make a change, to do so. It's never too late to make any sort of life changes and if you're like me and make the best of those changes, you certainly won't regret it.
I intend to continue 2017 with a firm focus and systematic and organised approach to ensure I continue to develop. My journey isn't over yet, in fact I'd go as far as to say, it's only just begun.