I am pretty happy to be writing this first post. For a long time, I have been waiting to relaunch my photography business, with deliberateness and purpose. I tend to think of my photographic life as BK (before kids) and WK (with kids). The BK era saw me working across so many genres with a fledgling sense of style, as opposed to a developed one. I shot commercially, I shot weddings, portraits, food, I shot from the air and the water and from building sites and cathedrals, I shot and shot and sometimes did it well. I always wanted to shoot pretty things... perhaps why weddings in particular drew me. I think having children has made me less romantic and fluffy, and more appreciative of real, normal life, and of moments and light that would otherwise have been overlooked by my working eye in the past.
So, this new WK era... what do I think I'll shoot? There are a number of personal projects that draw me, which I'll share here as they happen. I'm in business again in a very sporadic way - only a couple of days a week even really available for work. I've already started shooting for clients who need commercial images, and I love it, so I'll grow it. I'll try to take pictures that are inherently interesting, rather than because of some post production magic that I might work on them. And, I'll keep documenting our life - that of my family in particular, and I'll share that with you too.