Should I be selling prints?

So on Wednesday I was hanging out with Dylan Nolte Who's also a photographer based not far from me. I was telling him that some of his work would probably be suitable for prints and that he should be selling them on his website.

This got me thinking if it's something I should be doing and I've been thinking about the idea ever since? I could shoot some more abstract work and have a gallery where you could buy such prints. I don't think there's much market for my portraits, but some of the images I've shot for my Instagram I could turn into prints. 

I would only do this if I could find a printing company that would handle the printing and shipping for me so it would give me more time to shoot. It would also mean it wouldn't take up much of my normal photography work. 

This would actually fit in really well with Vlogging and also the blogs. It would be a great excuse to travel around the UK and take walks around London or maybe day trips to areas I wouldn't normally go.   

I would try and shoot some form of street photography and have an abstract twist to it. I think I would even try and shoot film for it, so they would have a little more thought process behind them. I do have those two Bronica's that would be good for it or even my old Leica. Just a thought process currently, so who knows.

Would be great to hear your thoughts and if you have any experience with selling prints then please let me know. Once again and I say it every time. I LOVE HEARING FROM YOU GUYS!!! 

Much love, as always. 


Be kind. 

 Would you buy this as a print? 

Would you buy this as a print? 

Going for coffee in the morning.

Most mornings I go for coffee, When I say most I'm talking 6/7 days a week. 

Now I go through periods where I don't drink a single cup of coffee because of my anxiety levels and then other times I can't get enough. For me, getting up and going for coffee is more than just the caffeine fix. On a side note the mood stabilisers I take, leave me a little groggy in the mornings and the coffee helps lift that. It's more of me making my way to work, as I normally spend most of my time in the house stuck at my desk. 

While I'm finding a new found love for the grind of getting the work in and writing invoices and all the other admin, it's nice to get out of the house. I've said before how important it is for me to talk to people and that human connection so it's my daily dose of humans served up with a three shot latte. 

With my mental health and I think as a freelancer routine is key, something to break up the day and give you the same that purpose as getting the tube at 7.55am, it sets the tempo for the day. 

So most days I get up, get dressed, jump in the car and go down to Villiers coffee in Bushey. Recently I've started to use this first hour or so to write this blog, reply to emails and have a little chat with the staff and locals. 

I think it's really easy as a freelancer to get lazy, get up later and not get dressed. Maybe have breakfast at 11am then you're watching Netflix by 2pm and the day is done. 

So that's why I get up for coffee, it's my morning routine. 

If you have any morning routines, things that you do as a freelancer to start your day. I'd love to hear from you. Also once again if you have any comments or views on what I've put together here please let me know. 

Much love, as always


Be Kind. 


Should I keep Vlogging?


Thanks for tuning in for another blog post. It's really nice to see my analytics going up and I'm completely blown away that some of my blog posts have over a hundred views. Coming from a dyslexic I never thought it would be possible to write something worth while, especially that other people would actually read. 

As some of you also know I also try to vlog, something I really enjoy doing, but I'm not going to lie I've already lost the steam for it. It's great fun and all but it's tons of work for not a huge amount of a return. Where as I can write a blog post that would take me an 45 minutes and get the same amount of views on that.

The number one rule for making content for YouTube is make sure you keep going and post regular good content. I manage to take my camera out and film stuff, but it's the editing I can't be bothered to do. A good edit can take me up to 3/4 hours to get it good enough for YouTube. I also can become a bit of a perfectionist and will over obsess the small bits of detail. 

I did watch a Vlog yesterday by Peter Mckinnon and it blew my mind! I was inspired to start again, but then the fire dies when I actually get round to it. Saying that watching Peter's vlog that I will link below is just pure genius and to be as 5th as competent as him would be amazing! I really do like that guy's style and editing skills! 

So for me, I think it's about working out if I'm ready to push myself to create great content and be consistent with the posting of vlogs

I started doing them as I love the idea of being able to create my own content and there were no major rules with what I could do! If I wanted to sit and talk to a camera or make silly parodies the choice was mine and mine alone. I also like the idea of using the vlogs to help grow my photography as it would hopefully give my clients an insight into my way of working. I also thought if I ever reached a high level of subscribers it would also bring potential new clients to my door. How better to show them how I work hen they can basically see me do it? 

So this is a shout out to anyone who has any thoughts on my vlogs, if you'd like to check them out please swing over to my YouTube channel and take a look. Please comment below and tell me if you have any ideas or thoughts! It's always good to hear from you guys! 

My YouTube channel can be found here. 

Make sure you watch the video below, it's awesome! 

Much love, As always.


Be Kind. 

How's FREE65 doing?

I'm a few weeks into my new project and I think I'm doing okay. I'm working hard and I've only had a few days where not much has been done work wise. I knew that I had to take those as they come so, I'm fairly happy with where I am. 

I've managed to set up several meetings with potential clients and I'm firing off those emails more than ever. I have found the momentum dropping slightly last week, but I still managed to get up to London for a full day of work at The Wework and then another day where I had a meeting and went and worked at the office as well. 

This week I have another meeting and I'm going to try and pop into my pal Dylan's office for a day to work. I need to send him a message.

Overall, I'm happy that things are moving, It's a constant fight being a freelancer. I've either got to go 100% or find something new. 

We shall see. 

Much love, as always


Be kind.