Wanted to take the chance to wish you all Happy New Year 2021!!
The past year has been difficult to handle for all of us and I’ve decided to look forward instead of dwelling on the past. Even though, 2020 was very different and a shock to all of us, I wanted to share some highlights as well as sharing some images with all of you.
I started the year by rediscovering my home. Since I left quite young, they are quite a few things that I’d missed. By going home, I learned more about our different cultures, met some amazing people and saw some amazing art as well as some very talented artists. Saw my home from an adult perspective and it sure is beautiful. I also captured some personal work that I am yet to edit and share.
I was lucky enough to have created quite a few images this year and quite a few favourites. This is the first year that I learned to truly let go and create without any constraints and I was also able to write and also publish my first ebook and I would like to thank all of you that purchased it for all your support.
I rounded up the year with my first talk. Never in a million years did I think that anyone would want to hear about me, my work and my creative process. I was invited by David from Bishopthorpe Camera Club. Although I was completing terrified, I got over my fear of talking about myself and in front of people. A million thanks to David for the invite and also to Sue for believing in me for all your help and encouragement. I still cannot believe that my name was amongst some truly amazing photographers.
Towards the end of each year, I create a video depicting some my favourite images of the year. This allows me to go back through my old work and see what I need to work and improve in the future. I must admit that it is not something that I often do. However, this year I had revisited some of my images earlier this year as I was putting together my first Ebook.
The first benefit of revisiting older images is that it allows me to see how far I’ve come. A lot of the images that I came across also made me cringe. Seeing my older images also allowed me to see my personal growth and how my skills and the way I see the world around me has changed and refined over the years.
I usually I go through images created during that year but this year, I felt compelled to go further. I started in 2016 till the end of 2020 as I felt that 2016 was the year that I found the direction for my photography. It was a memorable journey, a reminder to keep pushing forward improving and most importantly to believe in myself.
I’ve come to realise that although 2020 was a weird, it was the year that I truly let go of myself and created some strong images and some favourites.
What I would consider a good year artistically, would be to create 10 strong images. I am yet to reach that goal but I have come close this year with what images. I was able to create 4 strong images that I believe can hold their own. Images that I am truly proud of and images that I do not want to improve or change in anyway when each I see them. Here are my favourites in the slideshow below.
Thank you all for your support. It truly means a lot