Another year has passed us by and what a great year it was. I started the year the same way I finished it - on the balcony with my wife, watching the Edinburgh fireworks display, with a glass of fizz in our hands (and a Nikon remote control in my other). So much has happened in the last twelves months though - I've watched my little boy morph from a baby into a toddler and that has been wonderful to see...and tiring. We also had our first holiday (which included an aeroplane) as a family in Berlin which was so enjoyable.
A new year means resolutions time and for 2014 my resolutions were simple - shoot and print more. I certainly managed that. I was out shooting with most of my cameras - granted there is still room for improvement - and in the latter part of the year I began to make regular monthly trips to the darkroom. 2014 was also the year I started a move to large format photography when I bought, restored, and customised an Anniversary Speed Graphic 5x4 camera - sadly it stopped there and it now sits on my shelf ignored. There are no prizes for guessing what my resolutions include for 2015. Something I was really happy with this year was establishing Daisy Cheynes in Stockbridge, Edinburgh - a gift shop - as a supplier of framed prints. The first batch went well with the second batch now in store.
So what will 2015 hold? Well, as I mentioned before, the large format camera will be getting used a lot more. Over the Christmas period I was in the lucky position to get everything I will need to shoot and process sheet film, so I'm excited to get started with that. All that, along with some older work will lead me into my next resolution for the year - a gallery overhaul with a lot more images making it to the website. I'm quite excited about this as it's been a long time coming and I have started to piece iyu together already. My last resolution is one I've wanted to do for a long time and I'm not sure yet if it will be available outside of my family. It's a 365 project but I'm not quite sure how it will be documented. Either way, I've started and hopefully I'll have something sorted out soon.
That is how my 2015 is looking and I can't wait to get started. As always, let me know what you your plans are.