This blog post marks 2 whole years since I started doing these quarterly releases. What I have noticed a lot about photography over time is that it never ceases to surprise me. The last 3 months I have been photographing the streets of Birmingham as I normally do, trying to capture these moments in between my freelance jobs and during my free time. The past few months have often felt like I have been hitting my head against a glass ceiling, often struggling to reach a ‘satisfied’ point with my work, with a couple of ‘What the hell am I doing?’ moments thrown in there.
It turns out, after finding some time to sit down, think and re-discover why i’m actually doing this, it made the selection of these images a lot more clear. In general, I am actually incredibly happy with my work, despite sometimes feeling undeniably awful deep-down whilst doing it. If you throw in some incredible bad luck with all of this, you have a perfect ‘poison recipe’ for the creative soul. I’m not going to dwell too much on the exact details & events though, because like everything, you have to trust the process. The last few months have been a rollercoaster and it's taught me a lot. I’m confident in what i’m doing, I am grateful for the good people around me, and I understand that the bad times are an opportunity to help you understand when the good times are really rollin’.
Thanks for looking,