2014, a Retrospective

2014 is almost over and we’ve nearly made it.

This is a look back post to what I’ve blogged about this year. In January I started off with a standard farewell to 2013 with obligatory Christmas and New Year posts in which I talked about being more film focussed but I’m not sure I really stuck with that focus any more than previous years.

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In January, my family and I were in a state of flux as we prepared to move home again from our rented flat into a house that needed some work done to it.

House - The Face Says It All

I met Miranda in January along with some Birds before GreySkies became official, I thought it’d never happen.

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January and February are funny months because they still have fairly dark mornings and nights. I found that permanently working out of town was photographically difficult and a little boring.

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Although I didn’t feel like I did anything extra special in the traditional photographic sense I did manage to try some experimentation. I put photo paper into a 35mm canister, pushed the shit out of Poundland Vista film, but the focus was all about books.

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Obviously, if you’ve followed my blog this year, books have been my focus. BOOKSBOOKSBOOKSBOOKSBOOKSBOOKSBOOKSBOOKSBOOKSBOOKS and BOOKS (BOOKS).

Book Club

I did occasionally deviate from general photography here and there (or there) but not too far.

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So, what’s next for 2015?
My darkroom took a backseat for the most part especially when I damaged my favourite enlarger but that could be my focus next year …

The big cameras didn’t see much action this year and the biggest of all only saw one outing; the Big Guy needs some serious time in the field to justify the space he takes up in my garage …

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Street Photography also took a bit of a back seat, despite it being the original focus of the blog, but one thing that should be happening soon, street photography wise, is at least one group exhibition … but it’s still under negotiation.

Anyway, I’ve got a few things to give focus should I need it next year, hopefully I’ll have time and money enough to do them justice.
 

In case this is my last blog post until 2015 I’d like to say a big Thank You to everyone who has chatted with me about ‘picture-making’ processes or my pictures. Every conversation means something to me, I enjoy a good chin-wag about photography with like minded folks.

Even though December has just begun I hope 2015 treats you well when it comes.

All the best,
Si
 
Ciao

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