Season's Greetings 2016
13/12/16Merry Christmas to all!
Well, it's proved to be quite a year?! Not only in the mad obvious 2016 way, but also for me, my career and family.
I'd like to briefly reflect on what has happened during the last 12 months:
In February, my Leicester Mercury colleagues and I were told our jobs were at risk and the brilliant team of 6 of us was, sadly, to be reduced to 1.5. This was devastating as it had been a job I had loved every second of. Just 5 days later I became a Dad to a beautiful, hilarious, big, bundle of sleep-deprIving fun. My wife is my new hero. Becoming a parent is hard at times isn't it? But we've loved it! A few difficult weeks followed as we waited on the result of our 'consultation period' (hate that) - not a nice time for anyone. Fortunately I was retained by the Mercury as their part-time photographer (I am the.5) and it was here in May that I became freelance, and I've not looked BACK! So far being self-employed has been the best! I've been fortunate enough to work for all sorts of different people, companies, organisations and it's been a great ride. I've carried out work for my lovely regular clients such as The King Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester Cathedral, Leicester City Football Club and the wonderful Caters Photographic (Hello Elaine and Stew!) and I've made many new clients such as Channel 4, British Wheelchair Basketball, The Fosse Park Shopping Centre and various other agencies. It's been brilliant! Honestly though, it's also been tough and knackering, and I write this from Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry where I've just had a back operation which hasn't been much fun. I've been cared for brilliantly by all the staff here and look forward to recovering over the next 4-6 weeks and will be back to work at the end of January. I am however still going to be online so please feel free to contact me and I'll happily take bookings for February onwards.
Please visit Flickr to see a selection of my work from 2016.
As you can see I've worked with all sorts of different people but have to say that this little man has been my favourite subject of the year...
Have a good one, thanks for visiting my website and I look forward to seeing you in 2017.
All the best,