Shadow of The Black Dog!

Oh what a rut I am in! Plenty of reading but almost complete lack of camera activity.

Work is very stressful at the moment, which isn’t helping with regard to the stress I am feeling towards my studies. I find that am fearful of my camera, how can that be so? I love my photography, but hate my apparent lack of creativity.

I am reading, visiting exhibitions and have enjoyed my first OCA study visit. A small consolation is that others I have chatted to have found themselves in the same boat as me. I am hoping that this coming weekends study visit to the Brighton Photo Biennial will shake of the’Black Dog‘ that currently haunts me and help re-energise my creative impulse.

(I had A black dog, his name was depression, 2013)

I have the rest of next week off and want to be able to use it constructively and not waste it with negative energy. I am determined to make some progress with this course. I have wanted to do it for so long and was so pleased to eventually be able to book it.

I have a huge amount of respect with any other people who suffer in this way.

Reference:

I had A black dog, his name was depression (2013) Available at: http://www.wimp.com/i-had-a-black-dog-his-name-was-depression/ (Accessed: 11 October 2016).

 

Wonderful bit of news

This week I received a wonderful bit of news. Back in June I took part in my 3rd Photo 24 in London, organised by Photography News and Nikon School. On Thurday afternoon I got a email telling me that my image “Millennium Reflection 3” was judged to be the winner of the Photo 24 2016 “Capital Reflections” Theme catagory.

Millennium Reflection 3

Millennium Reflection 3

To say I am pleased is an understatement, as I was against over 460 other great images. My image should appear in Photography News and I also get a Nikon Coolpix P900 superzoom bridge camera.

Photo 24 is a great and challenging event which I highly recomend anyone to enter the ballot when it is anounced next year.