My 2019 Retrospective, a love letter to photography
“Photography is the art, application and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film”
So here we are, the beginning of a new year and a little bit of a milestone for me, 2020 marks 5 years as a full time photographer, something that still sounds so ludicrous to me.
2019 was one of those whirlwind years, for photography and in my personal life. I photographed weddings from the start of the year right on through to November, and what a pleasure it was, traveling to all manner of places in the U.K and again to the South of France.
At the end of the year my wife and I took our three beautiful children to Australia for Christmas, a bit of a dream of ours and it was everything we hoped for. During this time away I had the chance to just take pictures for myself, no pressure, just documenting my family on the trip in one of my favourite places of the world. I rarely get to do this, and my goodness is it good for the soul. I realised just how much I love photography, it isn’t a job, it is just part of me now, something that I am always thinking about, trying to improve, and consuming as much information as I possibly can. I now head into 2020 with this sense of excitement for the year, and an enthusiasm and drive that I know is going to push my work to the next level.
All the love to my wife and children for always supporting and being there for me, it is the biggest gift I could’ve ever asked for.
Here are a few frames from 2019, thanks for taking the time to look through them.