Stories can take many forms, not all of them have to be fiction.
As photographers, we all seem to have similar stories about how we got started. I find this rather interesting given that no two lives are the same, nor circumstances or backgrounds. So it’s curious that we all quote similar motivations and the fact that we’re pre-programmed to chasing light over the globe as a form of escapism from a reality that we don’t want to face.
Hmm funny, that’s kind of mine.
I’m not confessing to know everyone’s story, nor do I really want to – I don’t know the physiological reasons as to why this is what we do, but I only know that in one form or another, the similarities are startling. For one thing, regardless of how you got here, think about what else you would otherwise do, if photography wasn’t your hobby or profession. Have a read of as many photographer profiles as you can, find some similarities and differences, compare and contrast them to your own…
This website right here is my story. My images chart where I have been, the direction that I want to go in and my successes along the way.
This year I have so many stories to tell you, I just know it.
First trip is over the Easter break to Patagonia (with my comrades at One of a Kind), located in the far southern tip of South America. It’s going to be an absolute blast which hopefully provides juicy new images to plaster all over the web loudly and proudly.
Patagonia is going to be a disconnected trip, I do not think with the logistics of what we are doing, that a daily blog will be possible. I’m planning on taking a notebook – AND a pen – and doing it old school for those sections of terrain where I’d be lucky to get power, let alone a 3G signal.
I’m going to try to get into a little more education-focused blogs, perhaps small insights into what I do and some more video blogging. I really want to take on an audio format but cannot tackle that without more foot traffic to the site.
The short of this is that in 2015 I’m going to some really cool places, and I’d love to have you along for the journey. If there’s ever anything you want my thoughts on, please don’t stay quiet! You know how to find me…