The last 12 months have been a busy period, in particular as work gets underway on the Remembrance Image Project, my First World War centenary photography project. There is more information about that elsewhere on the site, but I have been pleased to see the project really taking shape, and it looks set to be a big piece of work over the coming four or five years. In particular, I am starting a programme of workshops and seminars on the project with schools, community groups, camera clubs and others - so if you are part of (or know of) a group that might be interested, then please do put them in touch with me.
Teaching has also been a big theme in 2013 - it's been a privilege and a pleasure to share a little bit of the photographic journey with a wide range of students, whether that's been for a short crash-course or a longer intensive tuition session. At the risk of some shameless promotion, tuition vouchers make a great seasonal gift or birthday present, so if you know someone who might appreciate that please do get in contact!
Client work has, as ever, been endlessly varied and interesting - without breaking any client confidentiality, I can say that shoots have ranged from weddings to conferences, subjects have varied from celebrating couples to military veterans, and the setting from multi-day photoshoots to image and location consultancy work. It has been hugely exciting working with all of them, and thinking about how we can use imagery to tell the stories they want to share.
Even with Christmas approaching, things are still keeping busy, not least with the photography walking tours. This year I have introduced night-time photo tours of London for the first time, and these have proved very popular. Of course, in the winter-time night draws in at a more civilised time of day, so if you can cope with the weather you can get your sunset and dusk shots without even worrying about making the last train home!
Season's greetings to all my clients, and I look forward to continuing to work with you in 2014.