If I could Lend your ear for a second, It would mean so much.
I had a wobble.
Towards the end of the summer months, around October time if memory serves me right.
It had been so busy, coming off the back of seven weddings in nine days across four different countries! If truth be told I started to dislike what I was seeing, started to lack excitement, feeling that although I was present for my couples on the day, the in between periods were hard. - something was missing!
You see, to have a passion for doing this, personally, I need to get in return, I'm not ashamed to say that! - It's the truth, I don't just do it for my brides and grooms, furthermore, I would hope they appreciate that fact!
During a recent spell in the depths of south-west France as winter really took hold all of a sudden, very limited connection to the outside world I was fortuitously forced to spend time with myself, without outside influence and convenient distraction, something I'd not recognised I needed until it was forced upon me and yet the realisation of it was obvious.
I didn't trust my mind to take care of me when faced alone, I had become dependent on distraction and movement, both mentally and physically. - I took a break, something I'd been fearful of doing.
I re-assessed and this is what I found. - I don't value my photography?? I've stopped seeing it as amazing, so I've decided to stop!
I've decided to stop DIGITAL photography, with technology moving in the direction it's going, digital photography is becoming accessible to the masses and therefore simply not appealing any longer.
I've taken the (not very business minded) decision to switch to film photography, It's my first love, it has a soul, a chemical reaction, something tangible and organic, and for someone who searches for the soul in his photographs I found it very hard to deny the opportunity to create what I consider Art. so i would ask you continue to support as you do so very well, and wish me luck.
Thank you x