2017 is here!

So I went to New York City to be born again. It was and remains easy for most Americans to go somewhere else and start anew. I wasn’t like my parents. I didn’t have any supposedly sacred piece of land or shoals of friends to leave behind. Nowhere has the number zero been of more philisophical value than in the United States…. and when the [train] plunged into a tunnel under New York City, with its lining of pipes and wires, I was out of the womb and into the birth canal. Kurt Vonnegut

So the festive season has been and gone. I chose to spend it in the country with some very special people. it's odd for me to do as I'm not the biggest fan of the festive season, but it was actually pleasant and I feel fully recharged (even with the first day back to work gloom) I feel excited about the new year and I'm looking forward to pushing myself and photography further. I want to make some changes to my style and continue to grow my client base. 

I'm going to spend the first couple months working on my marketing and trying to reach new potential clients. I have re-worked the way my portfolio is show and won't be relying on emails or calls to make first contact. I will also be working a personal project that will show you all once I'm underway. I will also hopefully becoming more involved in a new charity shooting some work for them and I do have a art project in mind that I would like to do.

Last year I had three very busy periods followed by the rest of the year being very slow and quiet. I need to find ways to either gain more work or spread it out a bit more. I'm going to put more into wedding and engagements, last year I shot 4/5 so a gain on that would be great. I have some images that I'm going to put in a PDF portfolio that will be linked on website. A friend of mine who is also a wedding photographer wants to try a joint venture. Which could be good! 

Looking back on 2016, it was a good year for me. I grew as a photographer and don't think I was held back to much. I moved house and started another job away from photography which wasn't good. I very quickly realised this and changed it so I'm proud of that. My trip to New York was the highlight for me and it pains me overtime I see NYC on the TV. I'm going to head back for another month and hopefully shoot some more cool work while out there. I made some great contacts and clients in the UK and worked with some great people. I think overall 2016 was a good year and I'm hoping to move up and on this year!